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Flamingoes thrash Portuguese side

25 February 2014, 12:52Israel Ojoko

Lisbon - The Flamingoes continued their impressive build-up towards the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica with a 3-1 spanking of Portuguese club, U-14 boys on Monday.

The Nigeria U-17 women who l,nded in Portugal on Saturday, faced their first tune-up encounter in a 19-day training tour against CDR Quarteirense of Portugal at the Browns Sports football pitch in Faro.

The Flamingoes were still in a buoyant mood following their run of victories in the previous games, scored twice in the first half and again in the second half.

Goals from Rasidat Ajibade, Cynthia Aku and Agams Nkechinyere established the confidence of the Bala Nkiyu-led side ahead of the upcoming championship.

Rasidat Ajibade opened the scoring for the Nigerian ladies in the 18th minute before Cynthia Aku stepped up in the 29th minute to make the inexperienced team pay for their defensive blunders.

In the second half, the Portuguese boys returned with motivation and secured a breakthrough in the 66th minute.

However, the home boys’ expectation of getting a win from the game failed to materialize as Agams Nkechinyere’s scored a stunner in the 78th minute.

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