Nigeria’s Under-20 Women’s Team Ready to Kick Off WAFU B Championship in Ghana

Nigeria’s Under-20 Women’s Team Ready to Kick Off WAFU B Championship in Ghana

...By Larry John for TDPel Media.

The Under-20 national team of Nigeria is gearing up to participate in the WAFU B Under-20 Women’s Championship, which is scheduled to take place in Kumasi, Ghana.


This tournament will witness the participation of seven West African countries from May 20 to June 2023.

Group Stage Matches:

The participating teams have been divided into two groups.

In Group A, Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, and Ghana will compete against each other.

On the other hand, Group B comprises Nigeria, Niger, Burkina Faso, and Togo.

Nigeria’s Arrival and Opening Match:

The Falconets, Nigeria’s Under-20 female team, arrived in Kumasi on Thursday and wasted no time in commencing their preparations.

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They had their first training session at the Baba Yara Stadium on Friday.


The team is set to kick off their campaign by facing Niger Republic in their opening Group B match at the Baba Yara Stadium at 3 PM local time.

Team Composition and Previous Achievements:

Head coach Chris Danjuma has assembled a formidable squad consisting of some of Nigeria’s best players who played a crucial role in the team’s journey to the final eight in the Under-20 Women’s World Cup finals in Costa Rica in August 2022.

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Additionally, he has included some players from the Under-17 girls’ team, who clinched the bronze medal at the Under-17 Women’s World Cup in India last year.

Group B Matches and Schedule:

Following the Nigeria Vs Niger game, the second match in Group B will take place between Burkina Faso and Togo at 6 PM local time.

On May 24, the Falconets will face Togo at 6 PM, while Niger Republic will play against Burkina Faso at 3 PM.

Final Group Stage Matches:

On May 28, Nigeria’s final group stage match will be against Burkina Faso at the Paa Joe Stadium, scheduled to kick off at 4 PM.

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Concurrently, Togo and Niger Republic will compete at the Baba Yara Stadium at the same time.


As Nigeria’s Under-20 national team prepares to participate in the WAFU B Under-20 Women’s Championship, the Falconets are eager to make their mark in the tournament.


With a strong squad comprising talented players, including those with international experience, they will face stiff competition from other West African teams as they strive to achieve success in Ghana.

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