The Nigeria women's national Under-20 football team, affectionately known as the Falconets, has been making waves in the world of youth women's football.
With a primary focus on player development, this team serves as a breeding ground for future stars who will one day represent the senior women's national team with pride.
The Falconets regularly compete in various tournaments, including the prestigious FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup and the rigorous African U-20 Women's World Cup qualification.
In this article, we'll take a closer look at their journey in 2023 and the fixtures that lie ahead.
Nigeria women's national Under-20 football team's 2023 fixtures
Nigeria women's national Under-20 football team have a rich history in youth women's football and have consistently impressed on the global stage.
They have earned the privilege of participating in every edition of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, an impressive feat in itself.
Though they've come close to ultimate glory, being runners-up twice (in 2010 and 2014), they are determined to reach new heights and clinch the coveted title.
The 2023 journey for the Nigeria women's national under-20 football team was set to kick off with a double-header against Mauritius in the 2nd round of African U-20 Women's World Cup qualification.
These highly anticipated matches were originally scheduled for October 8 and October 14. However, football fans were met with disappointment as the games were cancelled.
The U20 Women's National Team of Mauritius withdrew from the ongoing African qualifying round for the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup finals, thereby granting Nigeria's Falconets a direct passage to the 3rd round.
Now, the Falconets are gearing up for their next set of fixtures in the quest for World Cup qualification.
Their opponents this time are Tanzania, and the matches are scheduled for the 10th and 17th of November.
These games represent an opportunity for the Falconets to showcase their talent, determination, and hunger for success.
|November 10||Tanzania U-20||African U-20 Women's World Cup qualification (3rd round)|
|November 17||Tanzania U-20||African U-20 Women's World Cup qualification (3rd round)|
As they return to action, Nigeria women's national Under-20 football team have their sights set on a successful campaign, hoping to make their mark on the African and world stage.
These fixtures against Tanzania will be pivotal moments in their journey, and fans can expect to witness exciting and competitive youth women's football at its best.
Nigeria women's national Under-20 football team carry with them the hopes and dreams of a nation.
As they step onto the field, they aim to inspire the next generation of female footballers and, ultimately, secure a place in the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, where they can once again chase glory and etch their names in the annals of football history.
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