World Cup qualifier: Falconets set to crush CAR again

The Falconets are set to complete the double as they welcome their counterparts from the Central African Republic ahead of their U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifier at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Lagos on Wednesday (today).

Christopher Danjuma’s side defeated their opponents 7-0 in the first leg of the round at the Stade Japome de Douala, Cameroon courtesy of goals from Mercy Idoko, Esther Onyenezide, Joy Jerry, Deborah Abiodun, Taiwo Lawal and Yena Adoo.

The Falconets will hope to consolidate on their comprehensive win, as they face the winners of the fixture between Egypt and DR Congo in the next round.

The first leg in Cairo ended 1-1, with the return leg in Kinshasa on Saturday.

The Falconets arrived in Lagos on Monday from Abuja ahead of the return leg and had a training session upon their arrival and on Tuesday.

The Central African Republic girls arrived in the country on Tuesday alongside the country’s senior men’s team, who are scheduled to take on the Super Eagles in the men’s World Cup qualifiers at the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Confederation of African Football has appointed Nafissa Sani from the Niger Republic as referee for Wednesday’s (today) clash. She will be assisted by compatriot Hawa Douno Moussa (assistant referee 1), Prisca Danielle Ta (Ivory Coast; second assistant) and another Nigerien, Zouwaira Souley as fourth official.

Souadatou Djallo-Kalkaba from Cameroon will be the match commissioner while Dr Abdulrahim Salami of Nigeria will be the medical officer.