They easily picking their ticket to the Final match to be decided on Saturday at the same Baba Yara Stadium.
The two-time World Cup silver-medallists are determined to take the wind off the sails of the Burkina Faso dames.
Aminat Omowunmi Bello put Nigeria in front in the 11th minute, and 60 seconds later, Flourish Sebastine made it two.
This will be in order for them to reach the tournament’s semi-finals before their match against Burkina Faso on Sunday.
In the 20-year history of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup, Nigeria have played in the Championship Match twice, losing both to Germany
Musa said after the match: “It was great for us to come back from that setback, and also conceding first in the tournament
The top-of-the-table clash was highly anticipated as both teams knew a win would take them to the quarter-finals
Stormy conditions in San Jose, capital of the central American country, made fluid football impossible from the start.
Ademola Olajire, Director of Communications, Nigeria Football Federation, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.
This was contained in a statement on Sunday in Akure by the Media Officer of Sunshine Queens Football Club, Femi Atolagbe
The two –time World Cup runners-up have amassed a total of 18 goals in five matches in this long qualifying series, jettisoning Central African Republic, Republic of Congo and Cameroon on the way. Against the Central African Republic, the Falconets hit seven goals away and four at home, before lashing the Congolese girls 4-0 in Brazzaville, leading to the Congolese Football Federation opting not to fly their girls to Nigeria for the return leg.
The encounter was the first international match at Nigeria’s premium sporting arena since the Falcons defeated their Senegalese counterparts 2-0 in a Women Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match in April 2016.
The Lionesses, who held the rampant Falconets to a scoreless draw in the first leg played at the Stade Reunification in Douala penultimate Saturday, will arrive aboard an Air Ivoire flight.
This fixture, being the penultimate round of the qualification series, is guaranteed to produce fireworks in both legs, with the eternal rivalry between Nigeria and Cameroon being the strongest undertone in the narrative.
Goals by Mercy Idoko in the 38th minute, Flourish Sebastine (47th minute), Esther Onyenezide (50th minute, from the penalty spot) and Deborah Ajibola (55th minute) condemned Congo, conquerors of Egypt, to countenancing a near-hopeless situation in the return leg.
Member of the NFF Executive Committee and FIFA Match Commissioner, Alhaji Babagana Kalli, led the contingent.
The Falconets flew into Lagos on Monday from Abuja ahead of the return leg, and on arrival had a little rest before heading straight to business as Coach Christopher Danjuma and his assistants drilled the girls in a two- hour intense training session at the Legacy Pitch of the National Stadium, Surulere.
The Falconets made things abundantly clear from the second minute of the match played at one of the stadia designated for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations – Stade Japoma de Douala – when Mercy Idoko finished brilliantly to put Nigeria ahead.
Africa’s football-governing body, CAF has not approved any stadia facility in Central African Republic as being good enough to host an international match – this has forced the country’s national teams to adopt other nations as ‘home ground’. The country’s Men ‘A’ team played Cape Verde in Douala on Day 1 of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 series, which ended 1-1.
Two-time World Cup runners-up Nigeria have participated in every edition of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup since it was launched as an U19 tournament in Canada 18 years ago