The Falconets, Nigeria’s national women under 20 football team is on their way to Sale, Morocco and ready to compete at the 12th African Games. The West African team will appear in a series of games between August 17-29, 2019. The first match is set for Sunday 8pm between Nigeria and South Africa. It will take place at the Stade Academie Mohammed VI. The Football Academy is located in Sale, a suburb of Morocco’s capital city Rabat. The school was founded in 2009 by King Mohammed VI to discover young talent in Morocco and target underprivileged areas in the North African country. The Falconets will compete once more at the Stade Academie on August 21st. They will play Cameroon.
Their third and final match will take place a few days later on Saturday, August 24th at 7pm. They will play at the Stade Boubker Ammar-Sale. The stadium is home to the Association Salé of the Botola, a football and basketball club based in Sale. It was founded in 1928. The stadium capacity is 10,000 spectators.
The African Games are held in the Rabat area between August 19-31, 2019. This is the first time they will be held in Morocco. Prince Moulay Abdellah will open and close the ceremonies. 54 Nations will compete in 26 featured sports.