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FIFA U-20 WORLD CUP! Falconets beat Haiti to keep qualification hope alive

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FIFA U-20 WORLD CUP! Falconets beat Haiti to keep qualification hope alive

Nigeria’s U-20 women recorded their first victory at the ongoing 9th FIFA U20 World Cup in France as the Christopher Danjuma-tutored side beat Haiti 1-0 in Saint Malo.

The Falconets needed a win to keep their hopes of a qualification to the knockout stage alive and that they did when stand-in captain Rasheedat Ajibade netted from the penalty spot after Anam Imo was fouled in the 36th minute.

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Just before the end of the first period, Ajibade sent a brilliant pass to Anam Imo but the latter could not connect for a tap-in, and the half ended with the Falconets still one goal ahead.

The Haitians improved at the beginning of the second half but were contained by the Falconets. Just as she did in the first match against Germany, goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie saved the blushes of the Falconets whenever they were caught napping at the back.

The 2010 and 2014 silver medallists are now second on the Group D table with three points from two games and have China, losers against table-toppers Germany on Thursday, to confront in the final group game on Monday in Dinan/Léhon.

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