France 2018: Basetsana arrive in Nigeria for Falconets


South Africa’s delegation to Saturday’s 2018 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifying clash with Nigeria’s Falconets has landed in Benin City ahead of the encounter.

The Basetsana crashed 2-0 to the two-time World Cup silver medallists in the first leg in Polokwane penultimate weekend and know they have a mountain to climb against the Falconets at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City.

Dependable finisher Rasheedat Ajibade set Nigeria on their way in South Africa on the half-hour mark and Anam Imo increased the tally six minutes later, giving Nigeria a massive advantage going into Saturday’s final round, final leg encounter.

Basetsana will no way be comforted by the record of the Falconets at the Ogbemudia Stadium, where the Nigerian girls bumped Tanzania 3-0 and then hammered Morocco 5-1 in earlier rounds.

Yet, coach Chris Danjuma says his girls will not underrate the South Africans when the game kicks off on Saturday.

“The Basetsana are a good side and we have to be careful against them. We will not rest on our oars. Our approach would be to win and make sure of a ticket to the World Cup finals.”

The 9th FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup finals will hold in France from 7th to 26th August 2018.