Nigeria U20 women commence training for South Africa showdown

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The U20 girls have started their preparation for next month's showdown with the Basetsana in the U20 Women's World Cup qualifier

Nigeria U20 women team have commenced training for the crucial final Fifa U20 Women's World Cup qualifying round clash with South Africa.

The Falconets had resumed camp on Monday and held their first full training session with a full squad on Wednesday afternoon at the Fifa Goal Project, Abuja.

Captain Kemi Famuditi, Charity Rueben and team's top scorer Rasheedat Ajibade were part of the training session as they gear up for the double-legged encounter with Basetsana.

With this development, Christopher Danjuma's side will certainly be spending their Christmas at the Serob Hotel to continue their one-session daily training until January.

Earlier in November, the Falconets had advanced having defeated Morocco 6-2 on aggregate after overpowering the north Africans to a 5-1 victory at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium.

While the South African side progressed after they overcame a 2-0 first leg deficit over Burundi to secure a 5-0 second leg victory at the Dobsonville Stadium.

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Danjuma will be hoping to maintain Nigeria's winning streak against the southern Africans when both sides meet for the sixth time at this stage.

The west African giants will travel to Johannesburg for the first leg clash at the Dobsonville Stadium before the return leg at the in Benin City two weeks later.

Winner of the double-header will qualify as one of the African representatives at the Fifa U20 Women's World Cup in France next year between August 5-24.

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