( By Silas Ofori) – Out of the 17 African teams that participated in the race to the 2018 Women’s FIFA U-20 World Cup billed for France from 5-24 August, Ghana and Nigeria have qualified to represent the continent.
At the semi final, Nigeria outplayed South Africa 8-0 on aggregate, while Ghana defeated Cameroon 4-1 to announce their qualifications for the global women soccer event.
Recall that Nigeria has always qualified for every edition of the Women World Cup, along side Brazil, Germany and USA. Besides Ghana that has also been a regular participant, Congo DR also has the record of participating at the world event in 2006 and 2008.
In a related development, the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has commended Nigeria for improvements in football officiating.
The FIFA commendation was given by Linus Mba, an adviser to FIFA on referees on Saturday in Abuja, even as he added that the current performance of referees Nigeria was a positive indication of better days ahead of officiating of matches in the country.