W/Cup Qualifier: Falconets Claim Narrow 1st Leg Victory Over S/Africa

W/Cup Qualifier: Falconets Claim Narrow 1st Leg Victory Over S/Africa

Nigeria’s Falconets beat South Africa 2-1 in the first leg of their 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifier on Saturday.

The game which was played inside the Abuja National Stadium, saw the Falconets take the lead through Chiwendu Ihezuo in the 30th minute.


Uchenna Kanu doubled the Falconets’ lead when she struck in first-half added time.

But with few minutes to the end of the game, the South Africans were awarded a penalty after a Falconets player handled the ball in the 18-yard box.

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The resultant penalty was converted by Gabrielle.

The Falconets will travel away for the reverse fixture, with the winner between both teams qualifying for next year’s U-20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea.

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  • How many times will  Chiwendu Ihezuo and Uchenna Kanu play under 20 football? Are they the only ones in Nigeria? Is it normal to keep rotating the same set of people in a country of about 170 million people? Naija want progress true true!

  • okponku 6 years ago

    oga sam u get your sisters wey want replace them? haba everybody want be coach and technical advisers for naija. abi those girls not doing well.? ihezuo scored their goals against congo dr also the current goal ,so i no come know wetin be your wahala put.

  • Bishop Joseph Obiagunwa Okpara 5 years ago

    Samsung tribalist! Continue singing, Sam sung! Pray for unifying and unity for your country. One of the girls you don’t want to see anymore in the team scored on every match played in that qualifying tournaments. God bless Nigeria our only country.Though, tribes and tongues may differ but in brotherhood we stand. This were the paradigms of our forefathers then, before tribalism invaded our beautiful country Nigeria. But we must start now to do the right thing! That’s to love ourselves and stop tribal sentiments and speak with one voice. By the way,I still love Sam! He’s entitled to his opinions but I will like a changed.