The Nigeria women’s national under-20 football team, nicknamed the Falconets, represents Nigeria in international youth women’s football competitions. Its primary role is the development of players in preparation for the senior women’s national team. The team competes in a variety of competitions, including the biennial FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and African U-20 Women’s World Cup qualification, which is the top competitions for this age group.
The team has qualified for every edition of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and have been runners-up twice, losing to Germany on both occasions in 2010 and 2014.
The Falconets overcame the challenges of Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, Cameroon and Senegal to qualify for the World Cup, at which they have been runners-up twice (2010 and 2014) and reached the semi finals in 2012.
Full squad in the 2022 World Cup
Goalkeepers: Nelly Ekeh; Monle Oyono; Inyene Etim; Peace Obidinma
Defenders: Oluwatosin Demehin; Omowunmi Oshobukola; Rofiat Imuran; Jumoke Alani; Motunrayo Ezekiel; Rihanat Kasali; Oluwabunmi Oladeji; Oluchi Ohaegbulem
Midfielders: Bashirat Amoo; Esther Onyenezide; Adoo Yina; Chidinma Ogbuchi; Chinyere Kalu; Amarachi Odoma; Chioma Olise; Favour Emmanuel; Deborah Ajibola
Forwards: Joy Jerry; Mercy Idoko; Flourish Sebastine; Taiwo Lawal; Precious Vincent; Blessing Okpe; Juliet Adebowale; Joy Omewa; Chiamaka Okwuchukwu
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