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Colombia 2024: Nigeria Gear Up For Burundi Test

Super Falconets Head Coach, Chris Musa Danjuma has invited 19 players to camp for the first leg encounter of FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers against Burundi at the Azam Stadium Complex in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Sunday, January 14, platinumnewsng.com is reporting.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup quarter-finalists are scheduled to fly out of the country on Tuesday for their qualifying fixture. While, South Africa’s Nonjabulo Nonhle Ndlela was picked as the centre referee by the Africa’s football governing body, Confederation of African Football (CAF).

In the same vein, her compatriots Maneo Evodia Tau and Nandipha Menze will be in the roles of assistant referee 1 and 2 respectively, for which Nteboheleng Theresia Setoko from Lesotho will serve as fourth official. The Sunday’s encounter for the mundial tournament will see Tanzanian Somoe Robert Ng’itu play the role of the match commissioner, while Fransiska Katjaimo from Namibia will be referee assessor.

Goalkeeper Shukura Bakare, who was in goal for the home game against Tanzania in the first round (which the Falconets won 2-1 to reach this final stage of the series) has also been picked, alongside defenders Jumoke Alani and Oluwabunmi Oladeji, midfielders Adoo Yina and Chima Olise, and forwards Chiamaka Okwuchukwu, Janet Akekoromowei, Yemisi Samuel and Opeyemi Ajakaye.

Danjuma’s 19-man list for the qualifying fixture begin with Anderline Mgbechi, Shukura Bakare and Faith Omilana all in contest to man the post for the Super Falconets of Nigeria, alongside Captain Oluchi Ohaegbulem, Jumoke Alani, Rebecca Adegbemile, Shukurat Oladipo and Oluwabunmi Oladeji have been picked as the defenders.

While, Adoo Yina, Taiwo Afolabi, Olushola Shobowale, Aminat Folorunsho and Chioma Olise will compete in the midfield. However, Opeyemi Ajakaye lead the team’s attacking prowess with Chiamaka Okwuchukwu, Chisom Chima, Janet Akekoromowei, Chiamaka Osuigwe and Oluwayemisi Samuel.

Subsequently, the returning leg match will take place a week later at the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on Saturday, January 20.

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