FIFA U20 WWC: Falconets star attributes quarterfinal qualification to God (video)

FIFA U20 WWC: Falconets star attributes quarterfinal qualification to God (video)

- Christopher Danjuma's ladies seal their quarterfinal qualification after playing 1-1 with China on Monday

- The Nigerian U20 women reach the last eight stage of the championship with four points from three matches

- They will face Spain in their next game scheduled for Thursday as they hope to reach the semifinal stage

Rasheedat Ajibade's late minute striker was all that the Falconets needed to progress to the quarterfinal stage of the ongoing FIFA U20 World Cup in France.

The Nigeria U20 side needed just a point to secure their passage to the knockout stage of the championship.

However, the chance was being threatened earlier in the game by Linyan Zhang's 41st minute striker as they looked set to pick maximum points and go through.

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But a fine finish from the FC Robo Queens star player ensured the Christopher Danjuma's side salvage a point they needed to avoid crashing out early in the tourney.

Meanwhile, an unidentifiable member of the squad was captured on the screen crying profusely - crediting their progress to the grace of God.

Nigeria kicked off their campaign with a slim defeat to Germany, but stepped up in the second game to beat Haiti by a lone goal courtesy of Rasheedat Ajibade's spot kick.

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And in their last group encounter, they needed just a point to secure their passage and once again, Ajibade was right on time to convert the late minute cross. previously reported that the Falconets qualified for the quarterfinals of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in France after playing out a 1-1 draw with China.

The Asian country went ahead four minutes to half time by Linyan Zhang after she caught the defence unawares before applying an exquisite finish.

However the captain Rasheedat Ajibade scored a last gasp equalizer to see Nigeria through on the narrowest of margins.

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