The Falconets have secured their spot in the third round of the U-20 Women’s African qualifying series for the upcoming year’s tournament, following Mauritius’ withdrawal from the competition.
The Mauritius Football Association has officially informed the Confederation of African Football about their decision to withdraw their U20 Women’s National Team from the ongoing African qualifying series for the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in 2024.
In a statement issued by CAF to the Nigeria Football Federation, it was confirmed, “CAF has been notified of Mauritius FA’s withdrawal from the African qualifiers for the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup 2024. As a result, Nigeria qualifies for the next round of the competition, and all arrangements for matches 37 & 38 officials have been canceled.”
Originally, the Falconets were scheduled to travel to Mauritius for the first leg in Saint Pierre, with the return leg slated for the MKO Abiola National Stadium in Abuja on Saturday, October 14th.
With Mauritius’ withdrawal, Nigeria, who reached the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup, now advances to the next stage of the qualification series.