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Nigeria U20 women pip Confluence Queens in pre-World Cup friendly

4:08 PM MYT 18/07/2018
Nigeria U20 women - 2018
The Falconets secured a slim victory through Anam Imo's second-half goal

Nigeria U20 women grabbed a 2-1 victory in their pre-World Cup friendly against Confluence Queens at the Fifa Goal Project pitch, Abuja on Tuesday.

The Falconets got off to a perfect start with Rasheedat Ajibade scoring the opening goal after she put the ball beyond goalkeeper Christy Ohiaeriaku, who was off her line in the 19th minute.

Ozunuchi Amaewhule netted the equaliser for Nigeria women topflight side as her well-struck freekick breezed past helpless goalkeeper Onyinyechukwu Okeke seconds from half time break.  

In the second half, Anam Imo rose high above her marker to head past Ohiaeriaku, ensuring Christopher Danjuma's side concluded their preparatory games with a win.

Meanwhile, the Falconets barring any late administrative changes, are expected to depart the country for a two-week training tour to Austria on Friday, July 20, 2018 before connecting to France.

Before departing Abuja, the 25-woman team are expected to be trimmed to a 21-squad list for the World Cup, where they will tackle Germany, debutants Haiti and China in the group phase.