Nigeria women's national under-20 football team

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Nigeria Nigeria U-20
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Falconets
Association Nigeria Football Federation
Sub-confederation WAFU (West Africa)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Nigeria Okon Edwin
Captain Gloria Ofoegbu
First colours
Second colours
World Cup
Appearances 6 (First in 2002)
Best result 2nd place, 2010
African Cup of Nations
Appearances 6 (First in 2002)
Best result Champion, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012

Nigeria women's national under-20 football team, nicknamed the Falconets, represents Nigeria in international youth football competitions.

Suspension (2014–present)[edit]

On 9 July 2014, the FIFA Emergency Committee indefinitely suspended the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). As such, the NFF is banned from taking part in "any regional, continental or international competitions". The verdict is due to a decision by a High Court of Nigeria preventing the NFF president, the NFF Executive Committee members, and the NFF Congress from handling affairs in Nigerian football until the court proceedings have finished. The suspension applies to the Nigeria women's national under-20 football team as well. FIFA indicated that "The suspension will be lifted once the court actions have been withdrawn". However, should the suspension still be in effect by 15 July 2014, the "Falconets" may not participate in the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.[1]

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup record[edit]

African U-20 Cup of Nations for Women[edit]

  • Home/away 2002 - Champion
  • Home/away 2004 - Champion
  • Home/away 2006 - Champion 1
  • Home/away 2008 - Champion
  • Home/away 2010 - Champion 2
  • Home/away 2012 - Champion 2
^1  : with DR Congo
^2  : with Ghana

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