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Nigeria's Falconets Secure FIFA U20 Women's World Cup Berth with Triumph over Burundi

January, 21 2024.

In a thrilling encounter at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja, the national U20 women's football team emerged victorious with a 1-0 win against Burundi. This victory, alongside a previous triumph, secured their place in the prestigious FIFA U20 Women's World Cup set to take place in Colombia in 2024.


The Falconets showcased superior quality and determination, with Esther Ajakaye making a decisive impact in the 79th minute with a brilliant goal. The entire team demonstrated remarkable teamwork and resilience throughout the game, reflecting the dedication and hard work they have put into their preparation.


This back-to-back success is a testament to the talent and commitment of the Falconets, highlighting their prowess on the field, as they now prepare to represent Nigeria on the global stage in the upcoming FIFA U20 Women's World Cup.


Nigeria has continued to feature at this tournament since Canada 2001. The Falconets finished second in 2010 and 2014, as well as playing in the semifinals in 2012.

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