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Flamingoes set to rout Colombia

28 September 2012, 07:37

Baku - Flamingoes of Nigeria are set to rout Colombia in their last group A match at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Azerbaijan on Saturday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that while the coaching crew are planning a tactical warfare, the players promised to shoot down their opponents with goals.

 The Head Coach of Flamingoes Peter Dedevbo told NAN in Baku: "We want to repeat our game plan against Azerbaijan for Colombia on Saturday, we want to come out attacking and attacking.

"We need a straight win in that match. Whatever the number of goals we score, it doesn’t matter. We want the three maximum points in that match.

"We have watched our opponents’ play, we are not bothered about their spying on us, we know their weak points.

"We are stronger, we’ll have upper hand in the match and that will pay off when we meet on Saturday.’’  

They added: "We know the tough teams in this tournament but we are not afraid of them. We want to take a match at a time because victory comes from God.

"Our attackers and midfielders are young and agile. If one player does not score a goal another will score. There is cohesion in the team, they are not selfish."

On her part, Flamingoes’ captain Victoria Aidelomon said: "We have committed our match against Colombia into God’s hands.

"We are preparing well for the match because our aim is to get to the finals of the competition and winning the competition will be great in my history as captain of the team."

Chinwendu Ihezuo, the highest goal scorer in the competition, said the Flamingoes would remove pride and put their best into the game against Colombia.

"I hope to score three or four goals against Colombia. I have prayed and God will grant my request," she said.

Similarly,  Aminatu Yakubu, 15, the youngest goal scorer in the competition,  said: "I hope to score three goals against Colombia on Saturday, God willing."

Meanwhile,  the Colombian coach Fabian Torres described Flamingoes as great, fast and strong.

"It may be difficult to win the next match against Nigeria but all the same, we are determined to win and reach the finals of the competition," Torres said.



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