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Flamingoes captain makes penalty vow

05 March 2014, 21:39Israel Ojoko

Lisbon - Captain of Nigeria’s national U17 Women’s team, Tessy Biahwo has vowed convert from the spot when given the chance to take a penalty.

Biahwo missed a penalty in Nigeria’s goalless draw with Belgium in a friendly game played on Tuesday in Brussels.

The captain who expressed shock at her penalty miss, promised to ensure conversion when the opportunity avail itself at the World Cup, and appealed for the prayers of Nigerians in Costa Rica as they hope to win tournament.

"I was shocked when I missed penalty. I promised if such chance comes at the World Cup, I will convert it because I've never missed a penalty kick”, she said.

“We played them in the half pitch, but the Belgium goalkeeper was very good. We were impressive - the weather was nice for me but some of my teammates were not comfortable with it. We hope Nigerians will continue to pray for us as we determined to make the proud," Tessy said.

The Nigeria U17 women will play China on March 16 in their opening match of the World cadet tournament in Costa Rica scheduled to hold from March 15 to April 4.

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