After beating Tanzanian 6-0 in last Sunday’s FIFA U-20 Women World Cup qualifier, Nigeria’s team the Falconets were made to fend for themselves as they transited in Ethiopia yesterday.
The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF did not make provisions for their upkeep, even as the players and team officials are yet to receive their camping allowances and winning bonus.
‘’We haven’t been paid any allowances or winning bonus. We don’t even have money to buy food and water as we transit in Ethiopia,” lamented one of the players before the team checked out of their hotel in Dar es Salam yesterday morning.
Speaking on the victory, coach, Christopher Danjuma said it was tactics that made their Tanzanian counterparts to suffer the heavy defeat, after they conceded three goals in the first leg encounter in Abuja.
The Falconets progressed to the next round with a 9-0 aggregate scores. Falconets’ goals came off the foot of lethal marks woman, Rasheedat Ajibade who scored a brace same as Florence Ijamilusi and a goal each from Anam Imo and Cynthia Aku. “It’s not really about the goals but the fact we were able to make the Tanzanian goalkeeper look ordinary right there at their backyard. “Tanzania put up a good fight, when they came to Nigeria they were outright very good in the clash. “The obstacle then in the encounter was their goalkeeper she was outstanding and was the reason the goal margin in Nigeria was just three goals. “We have to go back to our trenches to work out a game plan that will make nonsense of her goalkeeping prowess. “I’m excited that the game plan worked perfectly well but I must say that Tanzanians are good, they have a future team.” Nigeria will now meet Morocco in November.
The winner of the two leg tie will play either South Africa or Burundi in the final qualification round for the tournament billed for France.