Sierra Leone U-20 women’s national team suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat against Senegal in the preliminary round of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers on Saturday.
After a goalless first half, Senegal scored through Fatou Bintu Toure in the 55th minute at the Bo City Multi-purpose stadium Southern Province in Sierra Leone.
Many soccer pundits described the young Sierra Queens performance as brave and exciting.
The team will travel to Senegal on the 28th January 2020 in a bid to overturn the defeat and the winner over two legs will progress to face the winner between Uganda and Tanzania in the next round.
Elsewhere in the qualifier, Guinea Bissau thrashed Mauritania 6-0 in Nouakchott city.
Ethiopia walloped fellow CECAFA member Burundi 5-0 at the Prince Rwagasore Stadium in Bujumbura.
Burkina Faso edged visiting Gambia 3-2 in Ouagadougou while Zambia fell 2-0 to visiting South Africa in Lusaka.
The 2020 Fifa U-20 Women’s World Cup to be jointly hosted in Costa Rica, Panama.
FIFA Women U-20 Qualifiers (First Leg Results):
- Cairo Egypt 3-5 Morocco
- Sierra Leone 0-1 Senegal
- Mauritania 0-6 Guinea Bissau
- Burundi 0-5 Ethiopia
- Burkina Faso 3-2 Gambia
- Zambia 0-2 South Africa
- Malawi 1-1 Zimbabwe
- Gabon Vs DR Congo – DR Congo withdrew
19.01.2020 Kampala South Sudan vs Algeria
19.01.2020 Brazzaville Congo vs Angola
19.01.2020 Monrovia Liberia vs Guinea
19.01.2020 Dar es Salaam Tanzania vs Uganda
19.01.2020 Windhoek Namibia vs Botswana
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