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Super Falconets Set To Participate In Inaugural WAFU U-20 Nations Cup 

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Nigeria’s U-20 women’s national team, Super Falconets, will take part in the maiden edition of the West African Football Union (WAFU) Zone B tournament to be hosted by Ghana from May 20 to June 4, 2023.

The WAFU Zone B tournament, for the men’s game, has served in recent memory as qualification series for Confederation of African Football (CAF) competitions. The ladies have not been qualifying for tournaments on the African continent through that route.

However, the subregional tournament is this time not considered as a pre-tournament qualification campaign but the Nations Cup in the West African region for strictly U-20 women’s side.

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The city of Kumasi in Ghana will be the venue of the tournament with matches expected to be played at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium and the Dr Kwame Kyei Sports Complex.

The Secretariat of the West African Football Union Zone B has also released the logo for the event.

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The U-20 women’s team has qualified for every edition of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and has been runners-up twice, losing to Germany on both occasions in 2010 and 2014. They were also quarterfinalists at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

In the African U-20 World Cup qualification, the Falconets have won the championship title and qualified for the World Cup 10 times, with the most recent being in 2022.

The Falconets also won the gold medal at the football competition at the African Games in 2019.

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Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.

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In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.

He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.

Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.

He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.

Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

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He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.

Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.

Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.

In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.

He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.

Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.

He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.

Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.

Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.