SportsFalconets To Seek First-Ever U-20 World Cup In Costa Rica

Falconets To Seek First-Ever U-20 World Cup In Costa Rica

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August 04, (THEWILL) – The Falconets’ 21-player squad for the 2019 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup finals in Costa Rica has been released by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

On Thursday, the team left the country for the competition with three goalkeepers, six defenders, six midfielders, and six strikers penciled down in the squad list to represent the country in the age competition.

Starting on August 10, Nigeria will compete in Group C of the 16-nation tournament against France, Canada, and Korea Republic. The team, with head coach Chris Danjuma, is seeking to win the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup for the first time after being second twice (in 2010 and 2014) and being the fourth-best team in 2012.

Nigeria, who defeated Senegal, Cameroon, the Republic of Congo, and Central African Republic in the qualifying rounds by winning six of seven games, is one of Africa’s representatives and will be captained by Oluwatosin Demehin throughout the 19-day competition.

Full squad

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, Joy Jerry, Mercy Idoko, Flourish Sabastine, Chioma Olise, Chiamaka Okwuchukwu

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Jude Obafemi is a versatile senior Correspondent at THEWILL Newspapers, excelling in sourcing, researching, and delivering sports news stories for both print and digital publications.

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