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Falconets complete 11-0 aggregate win over CAR in U-20 WWC qualifiers

THE Falconets have progressed to the next stage of the African qualifying series for next year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup with an 11-0 aggregate victory over Central African Republic.

After spanking the Central Africans 7-0 in the first leg played in Douala, Cameroon last week, the Nigerian girls eased off a little on Wednesday at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena on Lagos Island to win 4-0.

Mercy Idoko, who scored twice in the first leg, contributed another brace on Wednesday.

Flourish Sebastine got the Falconets in front off Bashirat Amoo’s assist in the 13th minute.

After a couple of near-misses, Idoko doubled the Falconets’ lead in the 35th minute, heading home from a corner kick by Sebastine.

Six minutes into the second half, Idoko completed her brace by finishing off a flowing team move.

Captain of the visiting team, Sumita Lindsay Gouandjia, was sent off for a second bookable offence in the 68th minute. 

Three minutes from the end, substitute Blessing Okpe made it four with a rising shot, only three minutes after coming on for Joy Jerry.

The Falconets will now play the winners of Egypt versus Congo fixture in the penultimate round of the African qualifying race.      

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