The U-20 Women National Team, Falconets, that will represent Nigeria at the women’s football event of the 12th Africa Games scheduled for Rabat, Morocco 17th – 29th August, will fly out of Nigeria to Morocco today. They will battle Cameroon, South Africa and Zambia in Group B of the tournament.
Host nation Morocco, Equatorial Guinea, Mali and Algeria are in Group A.
Nigeria’s women’s team won the gold medal at the Women’s Football Tournament of the 8th All-Africa Games that the country hosted in October 2003, repeating the feat in Algiers four years later. But the girls failed to qualify for the 10th All-Africa Games in Maputo in 2011 before finishing in fourth place in Brazzaville, Congo four years ago.
Nigeria’s first match is against South Africa at the Stade Academie Mohammed VI on Sunday at 8pm Morocco time (9pm in Nigeria).
The Falconets will afterwards keep a date with Cameroon at the same venue and time on Wednesday, 21st August before rounding off their group phase campaign against Zambia at the Stade Boubker Ammar-Sale on Saturday, 24th August starting from 7pm (8pm in Nigeria).