Falconets have landed in Casablanca for the first leg, second round FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifier against Morocco.
The team was handed a $1000 boost by Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Olusola Adeyeye.
“I am delighted to see you ladies here. I am told you are going to Morocco. Go there and do the country proud as you have been doing. I believe you all possess the typical Nigerian spirit that will make you overpower your opponents,” Senator Adeyeye said.
Team captain Oluwakemi Famuditi thanked the lawmaker for his generosity and promised that the Nigeria U20 girls will go for goals and eventual victory in Morocco on Sunday.
The Falconets landed in Casablanca on Friday morning and immediately connected another flight to Sale, the city where they clash with the Moroccan U20 girls on Sunday.
The match is the first leg of a 2018 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup African second round qualifying fixture, with the return leg in Benin City, Nigeria on November 18.