The Nigeria U-17 Women’s team will take on the Ghana U-17 Women’s team in the qualifiers to the next edition of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in late October following an announcement from CAF.
The Flamingos of Nigeria booted out the Guinea U-17 team with a 12-2 win on aggregate, the team was paired to face Ghana in May, 2020 before Coronavirus halted sporting activitues.
In the qualifiers to the World Cup scheduled to be played in India, the Black Maidens of Ghana have impressed as a free-scoring side in the hands of head coach Baba Nuhu.
Having faced the Liberia U-17 team in the last Round, the Ghana team recorded an enviable 10-0 aggregate victory to book their ticket to the Final Round.
Unfortunately, the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis which has hit the African continent and all other parts of the world in the last 5 months did not allow the match between Nigeria and Ghana to happen.
CAF this week has announced that the next round of the qualifiers to the FIFA Women’s U-17 World Cup will be played in late October or early November.
The proposed dates for the first and second legs of the encounter are:
1st Leg: 30, 31/Oct. or 1/Nov./2020
2nd Leg: 19, 20 or 21/Nov./2020
Other matches expected to be played include:
Uganda vs Cameroon
South Africa vs Morocco.
At the end of the qualifiers, 3 countries from Africa will make it to the 2021 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup to be staged in India.
Nigeria Government is yet to lift the suspension on all sporting activities.