Nigeria’s Falconets beat South Africa 2-1 in the first leg of their 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifier on Saturday.
The game which was played inside the Abuja National Stadium, saw the Falconets take the lead through Chiwendu Ihezuo in the 30th minute.
Uchenna Kanu doubled the Falconets’ lead when she struck in first-half added time.
But with few minutes to the end of the game, the South Africans were awarded a penalty after a Falconets player handled the ball in the 18-yard box.
The resultant penalty was converted by Gabrielle.
The Falconets will travel away for the reverse fixture, with the winner between both teams qualifying for next year’s U-20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea.