Nigeria U20 women’s football national team, Falconets have progressed into the fourth round of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers.

The Falconets’ qualification was confirmed in a statement on Saturday by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) after Congo withdrew ahead of the second-leg in Lagos due to travel challenges.

The press release reads, “Congo Football Association (FECOFOOT) have withdrawn their national team from FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers.

After Nigeria’s 4-0 victory against Congo in Brazzaville, the return leg was scheduled for 18 December 2021 in Lagos.

In a correspondence to CAF, FECOFOOT expressed the inability of Congo to take part in the next match due to travel challenges.

Therefore, the match is canceled, and Nigeria automatically qualified for the next round.”