FIFA U-20 World Cup: Falconets to play Zimbabwe

 NFF at a glance
Founded 1945
FIFA Affiliation Since 1960
President Sani Lulu Abdullahi
1st Vice President Amanze Uchegbulam
2nd Vice President Oyuki Obaseki
General Secretary Bolaji Ojo-Oba

FIFA World Cup appearances
3 (1994, 1998, 2002)

Continental titles
CAN (1980, 1994)
CAN (1984, 1988, 1990, 2000)

Best Results
FIFA U-17 World Cup Final (1985, 1993, 2007), Olympic Football Tournament Final (1996)

FIFA U-17 World Cup Final (1987, 2001, 2009), FIFA U-20 World Cup Final (1989, 2005), Olympic Football Tournament Final (2008)

Nigeria U-20 Women’s team, Falconets will square up against their Zimbabwean counterparts in Harare next weekend as the second round of the continental qualifiers for the 5th edition of the FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup will kick off in various centers across the African continent.

About 35 players of have already assembled at the Capza Hotel camp in Abuja in preparations for next weekend’s cracker against Zimbabwe ‘s National under-20 Women’s team in Harare .

The team which has a new technical crew made up of Adat Egan as Chief Coach also has former national Captain, Florence Omagbemi, Wemimo Oni Olarenwaju and Christopher Alor as Assistant Coaches.

The players and their technical crew commenced training at the FIFA Technical Centre, Abuja on New year’s Day in the build up towards snatching one of the two slots allotted Africa for the global biennial championship scheduled for Germany this summer.

Other contenders for the slot include: Zambia , Tunisia , Ghana , South Africa , Namibia and Zimbabwe .

Nigeria’s Falconets remain the only African team to have participated in every edition of championship since its inception in 2002.

Congo DR was at the 2006 and 2008 editions of the competition. Nigeria ’s Falconets reached the quarter finals in Thailand in 2004, Russia in 2006 and Chile in 2008.