Falconets win pre-World Cup friendly

The Nigerian U-20 women beat a hard fighting Mexican team to qualify for the semi-final of the world cup.
The Nigerian U-20 women team

The game was played against under 16 boys in Canada.

The Nigeria U20 women’s team, the Falconets, continued their preparations for the FIFA U20 World Cup by coming from behind to defeat the U16 Codiac AAA Boys of Moncton 4-3 in a test match.

The match is the first for the Falconets since their arrival in Canada on Sunday.

Two goals from Heritier Massimengo and Jonathan Kalulumia and an own goal from defender, Mariam Ibrahim, saw the U 16 Codiac Boys lead 3-0 in the first half.

The second half was a different ball game. Two minutes in, the Falconets got a penalty that was converted by Asisat Oshoala to put the scores at 3-1.

The second and third goals also came through penalties from the boots of Halima Ayinde and US-based Courtney Dike.

Dike scored a second goal to make it 4-3 for the Falconets.


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