Falconets head coach Peter Dedevbo has said their South African opposition, Basetsana, will not stop his side’s appearance at the 2016 Fifa U-20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea.
The Nigerian campaigners dismissed their Congolese opponents 4-1 on aggregate while the South Africans edged the Zambian foes 3-2 to pave the way for the final spot two-legged clash.
Dedevbo said his side will not rest on their laurels until they secure the World Cup ticket for Nigeria at the expense of South Africa.
“We are quite aware of the fact that the South Africans are a very strong side so we cannot afford to treat the side with kid gloves.
“We will work on past lapses and firm our area of strength to ensure we emerge winners of both legs and qualify for the World Cup.
“We have put behind us the victory against the Congolese to have an undivided attention on the first leg fixture clash against South Africa in Abuja, Nigeria.
“Our approach will be to win the clash convincingly to make the decisive fixture in Johannesburg a mere formality.
“I believe the players that prosecuted both legs against DR Congo are capable of seeing off the South Africans so we may not bring in any new player.
“We welcome wholeheartedly the South African challenge and I’m confident we will overcome their hurdle,” said the Delta Queens coach to supersport.com.
Falconets, runners-up in the immediate past edition in Canada, will host the Basetsana of South Africa on Saturday, October 24 at the Abuja National Stadium while the reverse fixture will be held in Johannesburg in two weeks’ time.
The winners of both legs will automatically qualify for the 2016 Fifa U-20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea.