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Falconets thrash Zimbabwe 6-0

Nigeria’s U-20 Women national team on Sunday afternoon proved too hot for Zimbabwe whipping them  3-0. The Nigerians thus moved  to the next round of the 2012 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifiers on a 6-0 aggregate having beaten them 3-0 in the first leg in Abeokuta.

Striker, Desire Oparanozie opened scores for the Nigerian side in the 10th minute while Esther Sunday grabbed the second in the 27th minute to keep scores 2-0 at half time.

In the second period, substitute, Ebere Orji who came in for Sunday in the 46th minute struck in the 86th minute to compound Zimbabwe’s woes and eliminate them.

Nigeria had more ball possession, had more corner kicks and more attempts at goal unlike the Young Mighty Warriors.

Kudos must be given to Chief Coach, Edwin Okon for propelling his girls to victory. “Today l am a happy man because my girls played well,” he said.
Falconets Keeper, Ebubuleye Whtye was virtually on holiday unlike her counterpart, Portia Makucha who was kept on her toes throughout the encounter.

Nigeria will now meet the winner of the Mali/Congo DR encounter next month. The winner will be among the 16 teams at the 2012 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Japan in August.


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