Costa Rica 2022 third qualifying round first leg matches will be played this weekend from Friday 3 to Monday 6 December, and the return leg is scheduled two weeks later.

This new stage will mark the imminence of results and only two teams will represent the continent at next year’s world cup.

After walloping the Central African Republic 11-0 on aggregate when they met in the second round, the Nigeria’s Falconets will face Congo on Sunday, December 5 at the Stade Alphonse Massamba Debat in Brazzaville.

Coach Danjuma has stated that winning the first leg game in Congo is the target for his team and qualifying against their Congolese opponent is the goal for his girls.

Nigeria has never failed to make it to the competition since it inaugural edition in 2002, finishing as runners-up in 2010 and 2014 losing to Germany on both occasions.