The Falconets on Wednesday departed for Kinshasha, Congo DR ahead of this weekend’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifying match between both nations.
Saturday’s clash will be the second leg fixture of the final round of the African series of qualifiers that will determine who picks one of the two World Cup tickets reserved for Africa.Nigeria won the first leg 4-0 in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Falconets coach Edwin Okon led out 18 players and 10 officials aboard an Ethiopian Airline to Addis Ababa, from where the team will connect another flight to the Congo DR capital.
Okon said, “My players are fully prepared for the match in Congo DR.
Our victory in Abeokuta gave us an edge over our opponents but that is already history as we know that our match in Kinshasha is going to be a different ball game.
“We are not going there to underrate the Congolese because we know how good they are. We certainly do not fear them. It is a battle and we are determined to win”.