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    France 2018: Falconets edge resilient Haiti

France 2018: Falconets edge resilient Haiti

The Falconets put up a determined performance to pip Haiti 1-0 at the Stade de Marville on Thursday.Both sides, eager to prove a point, started the match at an electrifying pace.Skipper Rasheedat Ajibade got things rolling in the first minute with a goal-bound cross which was well dealt with by Haiti goalkeeper Kerly Théus.Falconets' strikers Ajibade, Anam Imo and Monday Gift [...]

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    France 2018: Germany pip hard fighting Falconets

France 2018: Germany pip hard fighting Falconets

Stefanie Sanders scored a 69th-minute winner as Germany recorded a 1-0 victory over Nigeria in the U20 FIFA Women's World Cup on Monday.The first half had ended goalless and all efforts by the Christopher Danjuma-led team to equalise proved abortive as they could not convert their several scoring chances.The team would fancy their chance against debuting Haiti on August 9, [...]

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    Nigeria vs Germany: Can Falconets banish the demons of 2016 in France?

Nigeria vs Germany: Can Falconets banish the demons of 2016 in France?

Going into the U20 Women's World Cup, Nigeria will be hoping to banish the demons of 2016, when they were eliminated in the group stages.The current crop of Falconets may not be as heavily-fancied as the sets of 2010, 2012 and 2014, but a lot is still expected from them.The team is blessed with a wealth of talent that includes [...]

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    France 2018: X-raying Falconets’ squad to U20 World Cup

France 2018: X-raying Falconets’ squad to U20 World Cup

The U20 women's World Cup is around the corner. The Falconets of Nigeria, two-time finalists, have a mountain to climb in a group comprising Germany, China and Haiti.Coach Christopher Danjuma masterminded the team to five wins in the CAF qualifiers to seal a place at the World Cup.TheCable takes a look at the 21 players who made the final cut for [...]

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    Again, Nigerian referees overlooked by FIFA

Again, Nigerian referees overlooked by FIFA

Nigeria referees failed to make the cut for the 2018 FIFA U20 women's World Cup in France.FIFA Referees Committee in a statement on Wednesday said 15 referees and 30 assistants have been shortlisted for the U20 women's World Cup.The list, however, has two referees and four assistants from Africa.The African referees are Lidya Tafesse Abebe of Ethiopia and Zambian Gladys Lengwe.Bernadetta Kwimbira [...]

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    Falconets draw Germany, Haiti, China for U20 World Cup

Falconets draw Germany, Haiti, China for U20 World Cup

Nigeria's Falconets have been drawn against Germany, China, and Haiti in Group D of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup.The draw took place at Rennes Opera House on Thursday.Tournament hosts, France, will face Netherlands, Ghana and New Zealand in Group A.Defending champions Korea DPR have been drawn against England, Mexico, and Brazil, while Japan will take fight it out with the US, [...]

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    PHOTOS: Ecstasy as Falconets seal World Cup place in spectacular style

PHOTOS: Ecstasy as Falconets seal World Cup place in spectacular style

Nigeria's Falconets completed a double over the Basetsana of South Africa to qualify for their ninth FIFA U20 Women's World Cup.They pummelled the visitors 6-0 in the second leg of the final round of the qualifiers to pull through 8-0 on aggregate.The team, managed by Christopher Danjuma, took control of the game early on and went ahead after seven minutes [...]

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    Falconets defeat S’Africa, inch closer to WC qualification

Falconets defeat S’Africa, inch closer to WC qualification

Nigeria's U20 female team have secured a 2-0 victory over their South African counterparts.The game was the first-leg encounter of the final qualifying round of the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup.Rasheedat Ajibade put the Falconets ahead with a sublime finish on the half-hour mark.The Falconets proved too strong in the midfield and were untroubled by South Africa's Basetsana.With 10 minutes [...]

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    Eagles, Falconets, Rohr, Oshoala earn CAF awards nominations

Eagles, Falconets, Rohr, Oshoala earn CAF awards nominations

Gernot Rohr has been nominated for coach of the year by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).The Super Eagles of Nigeria were nominated for national team of the year.CAF announced the nominations for the 2017 Aiteo CAF award on Monday.Super Falcons striker, Asisat Oshoala, is among the nominees for the best women's player award while Nigeria's U20 women national team, Falconets, [...]

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    INTERVIEW: I learnt how to score headers from watching Mutiu Adepoju, says Sophia Omidiji

INTERVIEW: I learnt how to score headers from watching Mutiu Adepoju, says Sophia Omidiji

Sophia Omidiji, a football prodigy born to a Nigerian father and American mother, was recently invited to the squad of the Nigeria U-20 female team.The midfielder who plays for Dutch division one club S.B.V Excelsior is regarded as one of the best young talents in women's football.Playing for PSV Eindhoven in the 2015/2016 season, Sophia scored 18 goals in 20 [...]

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    Falconets suffer 6-0 defeat from Japan

Falconets suffer 6-0 defeat from Japan

The Japanese U-20 women national team defeated Nigeria in the opening game of the 8th FIFA Women's World Cup in Papua New Guinea.The Falconets, runners-up at the last edition of the championship in Canada, failed to live up to the expectation of Nigerians, who wanted them to go one step further than the final placing in 2014.Yuka Momiki gave Japan [...]

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    Falconets qualify for 2016 FIFA U-20 World Cup

Falconets qualify for 2016 FIFA U-20 World Cup

Nigeria’s U-20 women’s team, Falconets, earned a ticket to the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup after a 1-0 win against South Africa in Johannesburg on Sunday.Falconets thus qualified for the tournament 3-1 on aggregate and will be one of Africa’s two flag bearers at next year’s championship in Papua New Guinea.Nigeria dominated the early exchanges and it was [...]

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    Falconets to play South Africa for U-20 World Cup place

Falconets to play South Africa for U-20 World Cup place

The U-20 women national team, Falconets, will face South Africa in the final qualifying round for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup finals.Nigeria, the reigning world vice champions, earned passage into the final qualifying round on Saturday after a 2-0 defeat of their counterparts from Democratic Republic of Congo in Abuja, for a 4-1 aggregate win.On their part, South [...]

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    Falconets show superiority over Liberia with 7-0 win

Falconets show superiority over Liberia with 7-0 win

Nigeria’s U-20 women national team, the Falconets, defeated Liberia 7-0 at the Abuja National Stadium on Saturday.After a 7-1 win in the first leg of their second round fixture for the 2016 FIFA U-20 World Cup finals in Monrovia two weeks ago, Chinaza Uchendu got the Nigerian girls on the way to another basket of goals with a 23rd minute [...]

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    FIFA lifts suspension on Nigeria

FIFA lifts suspension on Nigeria

The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has lifted the suspension clamped on Nigeria since July 9 as a result of a court order barring the Aminu Maigari-led Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Executive Committee and the NFF congress from controlling and managing the affairs of the game.In a letter captioned ‘Lifting of the suspension of the Nigeria Football Federation’ signed by [...]

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