Canada 2014 : Falconets humiliate Tunisia 8-0 aggregate
Nigeria U-20 Women national team, Falconets on Sunday evening trounced their Tunisian counterparts 4-0 away (winning on 8-0 aggregate)to inch closer to the Canada 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.
Two goals by Captain, Patience Okaeme, Winifred Eyebhoria and Uchechi Sunday ensured that the Coach Peter Dedevbo tutored girls secured their booking to the last round of African qualifiers for the biennial event next year.
It would be recalled that Falconets, a fortnight ago in Abuja thumped the Tunisians 4-0 in their first encounter. Falconets had been ruthless in their quest for a place in Canada 2014. Their first victims, Sierra Leone where walloped 16-0 goals aggregate to advance to this stage.
Two teams will represent Africa at the global tournament fixed for August 5 t0 24, 2014 in Canada. Meanwhile, Super Falcons Coach, Edwin Okon had submitted a 30-man list ahead of the two-legged African Women Championship (AWC) qualifiers against Sierra-Leone in February.
Okon, who initially opted to bring in 45 players to camp in preparation for the crucial AWC tie, said he has to key into the programme of the football house by scaling down the number of invited players. Falcons will host their West African opponents on February 14 at the National Stadium in Abuja, while they will head to Freetown, Sierra Leone a fortnight later for the reverse fixture.
The winners of the encounter will be a game away from qualifying for the 2014 biennial football fiesta holding in Namibia which doubles as qualifiers for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada. A record entry of 25 teams will vie for the seven places at the 9th edition of the AWC in Namibia with the top three finishers at the Championship automatically qualifying to represent Africa in Canada.
Aggregate winners of the two-legged tie are most likely to confront the winners of the tie between Rwanda and Kenya in May and June for a final spot in the 2014 Namibia AWC football event. Equatorial Guinea popularly known as Nzalang Nacional are the defending champions of the AWC.