The Super Falconets of Nigeria have defeated the Dar Girls of Tanzania 3-0 in the first round of 2018 FIFA under-20 World Cup qualifier.
Despite traveling by road from their Abuja camp to the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, the Coach Christopher Danjuma led team produced a brave performance to earn Nigeria a 3-0 comfortable lead ahead of the return leg in Tanzania.
It took Nigeria just 22 minutes to open the scoring when Lilian Atule found the net from a freekick to end the first half 1-0 in favour of the Falconets before second half brace from Rasheedat Ajibade put the game to bed.
Tanzania will host Nigeria in a fortnight in Dar-es-Salaam for the return leg, as the winner of the tie will face either Morocco or Senegal in the next round of the African qualifiers.
Two teams will represent Africa at the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup scheduled for 7-26 August 2018 in France.