Colombia 2024 Qualifiers: Falconets advance to third round as Mauritius withdraw

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Abuja.

The Nigeria`s U-20 Female football team, the Falconets, have progressed to the third round of the African qualifiers for the 2024 FIFA U-20  Women World Cup finals in Colombia.

This followed the withdrawal of the Mauritius Football Association from the ongoing African qualifiers.

A statement by Ademola Olajire, Director of Communications at the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), on Thursday said the Confederation of African Football (CAF) notified NFF through a letter.

“Kindly note that CAF was informed of the withdrawal of Mauritius Football Association from the African qualifiers of the FIFA U-20 WWC 2024.

“Consequently, Nigeria is qualified to the next round of the competition and the missions of all officials of matches 37 & 38 are cancelled,” read a communication from CAF to the Nigeria Football Federation, the Olajire said.

Falconets were scheduled to fly to Mauritius next week for the first leg in Saint Pierre against the country`s U-20 Women.

The return leg was scheduled for the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on Oct.14

The Falconets reached the final of the competition in 2010 and 2014 and the semi-finals in 2012, making them the most prosperous African team in the tournament.

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