The U20 Falconets, have qualified for the final round of the African qualifying series for the 2016 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup, courtesy of a 4-1 aggregate defeat of their counterparts from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Falconets, runner-up of the last edition of the competition, will now take on the winners of the fixture between South Africa and Zambia, for a place at the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup finals in Papua New Guinea.
The 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup top goalscorer Chinwendu Ihezuo was the heroine of the two legs, scoring both goals in Abuja on Saturday, to add to her goal in Kinshasa two weeks ago, when Nigeria beat the hosts 2-1.
Ihezuo scored her first after only seven minutes at the National Stadium, Abuja, when she capitalised on a defensive mistake by the Congolese and raced unchallenged to slot the ball past goalkeeper Kashala Khonde.
The Congolese refused to be deterred, and played impressively with the petite Salu Lengi, Monique Kipoy and Joelle Muadi showing good skills.However, the game was all but over after only five minutes into the second half, when Ihezuo again capitalised on a defensive error by the Congolese off a long ball, and held on to secure her brace.