Falconets have been handed a $1,000 boost ahead of the first leg, second round FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifier against Morocco.

The Nigerian team left the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on Thursday for Saturday’s encounter that will be played in the Moroccan city of Sale.

The team, coached by Christopher Danjuma has already arrived in Casablanca.

Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate, Olusola Adeyeye, met with the ladies in Abuja before and encouraged them to fly green and white high.

“I am delighted to see you ladies here. I am told you are going to Morocco. Go there and do the country proud as you have been doing. I believe you all possess the typical Nigerian spirit that will make you overpower your opponents,” Senator Adeyeye said.

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Team captain, Oluwakemi Famuditi thanked the lawmaker for his generosity and promised that the Nigeria U20 girls will go for goals and eventual victory in Morocco on Sunday.

The Falconets landed in Casablanca on Friday and immediately connected another flight to Sale, the city where they clash with the Moroccan U20 girls on Sunday.

The match is the first leg of a 2018 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup African second round qualifying fixture, with the return leg in Benin City, Nigeria on November 18. 

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