Nigeria's Falconets progress to 3rd round as Mauritius withdraws from 2024 FIFA World Cup qualifiers
Nigeria's women's under-20 national team known as the Falconets are set for a return to action.
The U20 Women's National Team of Mauritius has withdrawn from the ongoing African qualifying round for the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup finals.
The Mauritius Football Association has informed the Confederation of African Football.
A communication from CAF to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) confirmed the withdrawal of Mauritius.
CAF informs Nigeria that Mauritius has withdrawn from the qualifiers
The message said, “Kindly note that CAF was informed of the withdrawal of Mauritius FA from the African qualifiers of FIFA U20 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.”
The first leg of the match between the Falconets and the Mauritius U20 girls was slated to take place in Saint Pierre next week, with the return game taking place at the MKO Abiola National Stadium in Abuja on Saturday, October 14.
Nigeria who were quarterfinalists in 2022 has now advanced to the next stage of the qualification tournament.