By Victor Kanayo
Tanzania on Sunday afternoon drew 1-1 with Nigeria in the first leg of their 2024 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifier.
The match played in Dar es Salaam, is one of the African qualifiying series second round fixture.
How Falconets Let Lead Goal Slip Off
Reporta revealed that 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, November 19, 2023.
Both countries are seeking ticket to next year’s Women U20 World Cup.