Ever-present African flagbearers Nigeria departed the shores of the nation on Thursday night for this yr’s FIFA U20 Ladies’s World Cup finals going down in Costa Rica.
Coach Chris Danjuma has picked workforce captain Oluwatosin Demehin and 20 others – an awesome majority of whom have been concerned within the prolonged qualifying collection – to put on Nigeria’s colors on the 19 –day championship.
The Falconets needed to scale the hurdles introduced by Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, Cameroon and Senegal, profitable six of seven matches (they solely drew with Cameroon in Douala) to be eligible to fly Africa’s flag as soon as extra on the finals in central America.
Nigeria will play France, Canada and Korea Republic in Group C of the 16-natio event beginning on 10th August, whereas 2018 runners-up Spain will tango with hosts Costa Rica, Australia and Brazil in Group A. Africa’s different flagbearers Ghana are up towards Cup holders Japan, The Netherlands and three –time champions United States of America in Group D.
Germany, who’ve additionally received the competitors thrice, together with 2010 and 2014 after they beat Nigeria within the remaining, will play Colombia, New Zealand and Mexico in Group B.
All group part and quarter remaining matches will likely be performed on the Alejandro Morera Soto, which is a hybrid of pure and artificial grass, referred to as stitched grass. The semi remaining, remaining and third place matches will happen on the Estadio Nacional.
Nigeria’s first match of the competitors will likely be towards France, which hosted the 2018 version. On the 2014 championship in Canada, Nigeria topped a gaggle involving Korea Republic, beating the Koreans 2-1 in a gaggle part match. France completed in third place on the identical competitors as Nigeria completed as runners-up.
FALCONETS’ FINAL TEAM:
Goalkeepers: Nelly Ekeh, Monle Oyono, Peace Obidinma
Defenders: Oluwatosin Demehin, Omowunmi Oshobukola, Rofiat Imuran, Jumoke Alani, Chidinma Ogbuchi, Oluchi Ohaegbulem
Midfielders: Bashirat Amoo, Esther Onyenezide, Adoo Yina, Motunrayo Amoo, Chinyere Kalu, Deborah Abiodun
Forwards: Blessing Okpe, Pleasure Jerry, Mercy Idoko, Flourish Sabastine, Chioma Olise, Chiamaka Okwuchukwu
FIFA U2O WOMEN’S WORLD CUP COSTA RICA 2022
GROUP A: Costa Rica, Australia, Spain, Brazil
GROUP B: Germany, Colombia, New Zealand, Mexico
GROUP C: France, Nigeria, Canada, Korea Republic
GROUP D: Japan, Netherlands, Ghana, USA