Super Falcons striker Desire Oparanozie has backed the Under 20 Women team of Nigeria to beat South Africa in the first leg of the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup play-off qualifiers in Polokwane on Saturday.
To get to this stage, the Falconets overwhelmed Tanzania 9-0 on aggregate in the first round before eliminating Morocco 6-2 after two legs in the Second Round.
South Africa thrashed Namibia 9-0 over two-legs before seeing off Burundi 5-2 on aggregate, to advance into the final round of the qualifiers.
Ahead of this weekend’s tie, Oparanozie who was in the Falconets squad to the 2010 and 2012 U-20 Women’s World Cups in Germany and Japan respectively, called on the team to secure a favourable first-leg result.
“Come on Falconets,” Oparanozie wrote on her verified Twitter handle.