Falconets whip south Africa, qualify for world cup

Nigeria have qualified for the 2018 Fifa U-20 Women’s World Cup after they trashed visitors South Africa 6-0 in their second leg, third round clash at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium on Saturday.

Rasheedat Ajibade became joint leading scorer in African U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament with 10 goals alongside Ghana’s Priscilla Adubea.

Christopher Danjuma’s ladies scored four goals in the space of the 26 minutes and led 5-0 after only 32 minutes, then struck once in the second half to qualify 8-0 on aggregate.

Gift Monday set the ball rolling with her second of the competition after five minutes and Ajibade scored her ninth and 10th goal, as the shell-shocked Basetsana were totally outclassed.

South Africa had no answer to Nigeria’s passing and movement as Monday and Anam Imo were on target twice as the visitors were totally humiliated in one of the Falconets’ most emphatic win in World Cup qualification history.

Monday’s impressive display ended on a sour note as she was given the marching orders for a second caution.

Coach Danjuma’s ladies were a class apart as the few South African fans sportingly applauded as Nigeria join Ghana as Africa’s representatives in the competition billed from France between August 5-24, 2018.


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Born July 13, 1965, Fred Edoreh hails from Umeh, Isoko South, Delta State. He attended St. John Primary School, Iselegu, Mater Dei Collage Ashaka, St. Patrick’s Grammar School, Asaba for HSC and graduated in English and Literary Studies at Bendel State University, Ekpoma.
He went into journalism in 1990 with Newbreed Magazine and later crossed over to television production with Ultimate Sports and Soccerworld on the Nigeria Televsion Authority.
He subsequently moved to pioneer Internet publishing in Nigeria with Nigeriasports.com and was later employed at Silverbird Television from where he moved as Editor of Weekend Sports at Naational Mirror Newspapers.
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