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W’Cup qualifiers: Falconets demolish CAR 11-0 on aggregate

Author:
Idris Shehu

Nigeria’s Falconets have advanced to the penultimate round of the Costa Rica 2022 U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers after beating the Central African Republic (CAR) 11-0 on aggregate.

The Falconets refused to hold back their firepower throughout the encounter, crushing their opponent 7-0 in the first leg played a couple of weeks ago in Douala, Cameroon.

They added another four goals to the routing in a one-sided second leg, which took place at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena on Wednesday.

A brace from Mercy Idoko set the tone for the second leg, accompanied on both sides by goals from Flourish Sebastine and Blessing Okpe.

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The superior display ensures that Nigeria faces either Egypt or Congo in the penultimate round — after both teams played out a 1-1 draw in the first leg a few days ago.

Other countries that have so far qualified for the round are Ghana, Ethiopia, and Gabon.

Two teams will represent Africa at next year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

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Costa Rica will host the tournament from August 10 to 28.

The country would have hosted the 2020 edition before it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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