New Telegraph

Costa Rica 2022: Falconets one foot in FIFA World Cup, hammer Senegal 3-1

Two-time World Cup silver medallists Nigeria all but assured of a spot at this year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup finals after a sterling performance condemned Senegal’s U-20 girls to a 3-1 defeat on home ground in Thies on Saturday evening. Effervescent winger Flourish Sebastine, who plays her club football for Edo Queens, hit a hat-trick in the encounter at the Stade Lat- Dior and left no questions about the Falconets’ enthusiasm and determination to fly Africa’s flag in Costa Rica in five months’ time.

 

The nimble-footed forward started the carnage as early as the 9th minute, and then hit two quick goals in the second half as Senegal, who reached this stage after penalty shoot-out defeat of Mali in the fourth round, fell totally apart.

 

Togolese referee Vincenta Amedome offered the hosts a consolation goal from the spot in the 89th minute, after captain Oluwatosin Demehin had tripped a Senegalese forward in the Nigerian box.

 

The Falconets produced a masterclass performance with silky touches, good positioning, onfield aptitude and proficiency. The return leg will take place at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City on Saturday, 26th March.

Read Previous

Why Boko Haram, ISWAP are fast losing grip of N’East –CAS Amao

Read Next

Premier League disqualifies Abramovich as Chelsea’s director

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *