Head Coach of Nasarawa Amazons, Christopher Danjuma, has been appointed by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to take charge of the country’s U20 Women’s National Team ahead of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers which enters the first round next month.
According to a press release by the NFF’s Communications Department, Danjuma will be assisted by Wemimo Matthew (1st Assistant Coach), Mansur Abdullahi (2nd Assistant Coach) and Abdul-lateef Yusuf (Goalkeeper Trainer).
They are expected in Abuja on Wednesday 23 August as there first assignment is “to open camp for screening of players” ahead of Nigeria’s match against Tanzania scheduled for the weekend of 15-17 September. The Falconets will play hosts to their opponents first before traveling to Dar es Salaam two weeks later for the return leg.
The winners over both legs will go on to tackle either Morocco or Senegal in November, before a third and final round of qualifying matches in January 2018 will determine Africa’s representatives for the global showpiece which would take place in France.
Two –time runners up, Falconets, have never missed out on any edition of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup since its inception.
Meanwhile coach Danjuma’s Nasarawa Amazons had an impressive run in the regular season of the Nigeria Women Premier League and will be contesting for the league title at the NWPL Super Four Championships which has been fixed for 11-16 September.