Colombia 2024 Race: Nigeria U20 girls fail on away win test over their hosts in Dares Salaam
Tanzania U20 Female National Team force Nigeria U20 Women to a 1-1 stalemate in Dares Salaam, Tanzania
By Rasheed Adewuyi
Nigeria and Tanzania U20 girls battled to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their 2024 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup African qualifying series second round fixture in Dar es Salaam on Sunday.
After a scoreless first period, substitute Chioma Olise put Nigeria in front three minutes before the hour mark at the Azam Sports Complex in Tanzania’s commercial and industrial capital.
The home girls responded 13 minutes later when Asnath Ubamba fired home from a free kick, to which Nigeria’s goalkeeper Anderlin Mgebchi had no answer.
Both teams fought hard to establish superiority at the tail end of the encounter on the artificial turf, but the scoreline remained the same.
The Falconets will return to Nigeria on Tuesday with high expectations to overpower the Tanzanians when both teams clash in the second leg on Sunday, 19th November.