Danjuma, others to take charge of Falconets




The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has appointed Christopher Danjuma as Head Coach of the U20 Women National Team, also known as Falconets.

Danjuma will be assisted by Wemimo Matthew as 1st Assistant Coach,Mansur Abdullahi would be the 2nd Assistant Coach while Abdul-lateef Yusuf would serve as the Goalkeeper Trainer.

According to a statement by NFF , the coaches are expected in Abuja on Aug. 23 to open camp for screening of players for FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifying match against Tanzania in September.

According to fixtures released by CAF, Falconets will take on Tanzania in Nigeria on the weekend of  Sept. 15 -17 while the return leg will hold in Dar es Salaam two weeks later.

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The winner over both legs will then confront the winner of the fixture pairing Morocco against Senegal in November, before a final round of qualifying matches in Jan. 2018.

The Falconets have played in every edition of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup, since it was launched as an U19 tournament in Canada 15 years ago.

The team reached the quarter finals in Thailand 2004, Russia 2006 and Chile 2008, before finishing as runners –up at the 2010 finals in Germany and at the 2014 finals in Canada.

The Falconets reached the semi finals in Japan in 2012, but failed to reach the knock –out stage in Papua New Guinea in 2016.