Seven-goal winners from the first leg on away ground, Nigeria’s U-20 girls, Falconets feel no pressure as they host their counterparts from the Central African Republic in a FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica 2022 at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena today.

The Falconets flew into Lagos on Monday from Abuja ahead of the return leg, and on arrival had a little rest before heading straight to business as Coach Christopher Danjuma and his assistants drilled the girls in a two-hour intense training session at the Legacy Pitch of the National Stadium, Surulere.

Despite Nigeria’s comprehensive 7-0 win in Douala, Danjuma insisted that his girls will not be complacent when they face the central African side today.

Once done with the first-round task, the Falconets will have a date with the winner of the fixture involving Egypt’s U-20 girls and their Congo DRC counterparts. The first leg in Cairo ended 1-1, with the return leg in Kinshasa on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed Nafissa Sani from the Niger Republic as referee for today’s clash that starts at 4pm. She will be assisted by her compatriot Hawa Douno Moussa (assistant referee 1), Prisca Danielle Ta (Cote d’Ivoire; second assistant) and another Nigerien, Zouwaira Souley as fourth official.

Souadatou Djallo-Kalkaba from Cameroon will be the match commissioner while Dr Abdulrahim Salami of Nigeria will be the medical officer.

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