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Flamingoes go spiritual for Spain

25 March 2014, 12:18Israel Ojoko

San Jose - Flamingoes winger, Aminat Yakubu has stated that she and her teammates will be banking on God to record victory over Spain in the quarter final of the on-going FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica.

Spain and Nigeria clash on Sunday in one of the quarter final games.

Nigeria wrapped up their impressive start in the group stage at the 4th U17 Women’s World Cup with an emphatic 3-0 win over Mexico on Sunday to complete three wins out of three matches in La Sabana stadium, San Jose.

Bearing in mind Nigeria is yet to progress past the quarter-final, Yakubu said, “We know God is behind us and going to do more great things for us at this tournament.

“It’s a good performance from my colleagues. I am happy with my teammates’ assistance and grateful to God for my award and goal,” Yakubu admitted.

She dedicated the victory against Mexico to God, noting that the North Americans underrated them going into the final group game.

“Mexico thought they were going to beat us in the game, but with God and determination, we conquered them.”

Speaking on what Nigerians should be expect in term of goals from the Flamingoes against Spain, the Rivers Angels attacker promised that she and her teammates will put in their best to advance to the semi-finals.

“We are going to step up our game in the quarter-final to see the semi-final,” she said.

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