By Ijeoma Okigbo
Nigeria’s under-20 ladies soccer group Falconets are one leg away from the 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup in France, after beating hosts Basetsana of South Africa 2-Zero on Saturday.
The win was in a match performed on the Peter Makomba Stadium in Polokwane, which was the ultimate spherical first leg fixture of the France 2018 Africa Zone Qualifiers.
The Falconets discovered a moderately relaxed sport despite the water breaks known as out by the hosts within the 24th and 67th minutes.
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The area of 5 minutes within the first half was sufficient to grab the wanted win.
Rasheedat Ajibade opened scoring 30 minutes into the sport, and Anam Imo prolonged the lead 5 minutes later, after leaving Basetsana’s goalkeeper Mapaseka Mpuru helpless.
The residence facet virtually obtained a fast response by prime scorer Linda Motlhalo three minutes later however her strike from the free kick spot went vast.
In one other objective try, Imo breezed previous Basetsana goalkeeper however her end got here off the crossbar within the 52nd minute.
Basetsana’s finest probability got here 9 minutes to the tip of regulation time by substitute Khanya Nxesi, however visiting goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnodozie denied her.
The return leg will maintain in Nigeria in a fortnight.