Nigeria made a triumphant entry into the second round of the continental qualifiers for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup courtesy a 7-0 thumping of Liberia last weekend in Abuja.
The Falconets booked their place at the next round, 14-1 on aggregate, the biggest victory at the second round thus far.
A brace each from Aminat Yakubu and Joy Ebinimiere Bokiri coupled with a goal each from Amarachi Ojinma, Chinaza Uchendu and Adeboyejo Yetunde was all Peter Dedevbo’s ladies needed to complete a double over their West African counterparts.
Nigeria, losing finalists at the last FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada in 2014 will face either DR Congo or Namibia at the second round.
In Ouagadougou, visiting Algeria came from behind to hold Burkina Faso to a 1-1 draw. Chantal Drabo scored the opener on 36 minutes before Naima Lamari drew level on 75 minutes, as the Burkinabes progressed 3-2 on aggregate.
A barren draw in Lusaka against Tanzania was enough for Zambia took their place at the penultimate round 4-0 on aggregate.
Two teams will qualify to represent Africa at the final tournament scheduled for 28 October to 16 November 2016 in Papua New Guinea.


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