Nigeria’s Falconets on Saturday picked up a ticket to the 2022 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup after a comfortable 4-1 win, 7-2 on aggregate victory over Senegal at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin, for a 7-2 aggregate victory.
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Flourish Sebastine put in an outstanding performance by scoring a brace in the 8th and 19th minutes to end the visitors hope of a dramatic comeback in Benin City.
The tallisman who grabbed a hat-trick at the Stade Lat-Dior two weeks ago didn’t take much time to deliver after whipping the ball into the net with only eight minutes to compound the situation for the Senegalese ladies.
Esther Onyenezide made it three in the 25th minutes after converting from the penalty spot. The Young Lionesses grew in the game and was rewarded with a penalty with the Senegalese scoring from the spot to reduce the score to just two goals making it 3-1.
The second half began with much drama with the Falconets trying to maintain possession and sat comfortably on the game taking things easy and cutting off the few onslaughts of the visitors. Just before the final whistle of Eswatini referee Letticia Antonella Viana, Joy Jerry made it four for the two-time FIFA World Cup runners-up.
With this result, The Falconets go straight to the World Cup which will be held on the 10th – 28th of August in Costa Rica, and is a massive boast for Nigeria with just 72 hours before the Super Eagles go head to head against the Black Stars of Ghana for a place in the finals of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.