Nigeria’s quest for qualification for the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup to be staged in France later this year got a big boost on Saturday

The Nigeria U20 Women’s team, the Falconets put up a splendid performance on Saturday in Polokwane; beating South Africa’s Basetsana 2-0 away from home.

It was Rasheedat Ajibade, the Falconets’ top scorer in this qualifying series that got Nigeria’s first goal in Saturday’s outing.

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The sumptuous goal by Ajibade came on the half –hour mark before Anam Imo increased the tally for the two –time World Cup silver medalists six minutes later.

The Basetsana tried to find a way back into the game in the second period, only to meet an impregnable wall at the Nigerian rear.

With this commanding lead from the first leg, the Falconets will be all out to seal their qualification in the return scheduled for the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City on Saturday, 27th January 2018.

The 9th FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup finals will hold in France 7th – 26th August 2018.

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