The Nigerian under-20 women football team on Saturday in Abuja beat their Liberian counterparts 7-0 to progress to the next round of the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers.
NAN reports that the Falconets qualified on a 14-1 aggregate after winning the first leg a fortnight ago in Monrovia 7-1.
Uchendu Chinaza opened scores in the 23rd minute, before Ojinma Amarachi added the second goal in the 25th minute.
The third goal was from a penalty kick by Amina Yakubu in the 36th minute, while team captain Yetunde Adeboyejo scored the fourth goal in the 38th minute.
Joy Bokiri made it 5-0 in the 71st minute of the game while Yakubu scored her second goal in the 74th minute.
The seventh goal came in the 84th minute through Bokiri.
Speaking after he match, Falconets’ chief coach Peter Dedevbo said he used the match to ensure that his team could play perfectly as a team.
“Our emphasis in today’s match was not to score goals but to see how my team can play together, and we thank God that the goals came.
“I was disappointed with them in the first half, but in the long run I am happy at their performance,” he said.
On his part, Liberia’s coach Christopher Wreh attributed his team’s performance to lack of support from the government.