Nigerian governor lauds U20 side for reaching World Cup

Nigerian governor lauds U20 side for reaching World Cup

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Jan 30, 2018. 13:30

Nigerian U20 Women’s national team has received congratulatory messages for qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in France after beating South Africa.

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has congratulated the Falconets after beating the SA U20 team 6-0 in the second leg in Benin City at the weekend.

Obaseki was elated at the spectacular display by the Falconets and praised the team for proving that Nigeria indeed plays superior football on the African continent.

"We are elated at the performance of the young women. They showed they were the superior team with their coordinated and tactical wizardry on the field of play, which apparently left their opponents in disarray,” said Obaseki.

"It was indeed a thrashing. This adds to mounting victories the team has secured in Benin City.

“We have come to establish ourselves as the Mecca of victories for this team, and we promise to continue to provide the conducive environment for them to continue to play and secure victory on the home soil."

The tournament will be staged from August 5-24 and the draw is set to be conducted on March 08 at the Rennes Opera House.

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