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Ghana U17 Women hit Abuja for Flamingoes

31 January 2014, 17:37Israel Ojoko

Abuja - The delegation of U-17 Women National Team of Ghana for Sunday's friendly international with their Nigeria counterpart, Flamingoes, arrived in Abuja on Friday morning.

Led by Augustine Asante, the Black Maidens landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport around 9.30am and were immediately driven to the Chida International Hotel. The delegation was received by NFF's Director of Competitions, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi and Assistant Director (Communications), Ademola Olajire.

"The NFF President is happy that your delegation arrived safely and wants you to feel very comfortable. We look forward to the match on Sunday that will help prepare our two teams for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Costa Rica," Sanusi told leader of delegation, Augustine Asante.

Both African representatives clash at the football turf of the FIFA Technical Centre, Abuja from 4pm on Sunday, in the first of a two-leg international friendly. The return leg will take place in Accra on Sunday, 9th February.

The Maidens' 25-man delegation is made up of 18 players and seven officials, though 17 players and two officials arrived in Abuja, with the rest of the delegation scheduled to be in Abuja on Friday evening.

In their recent tour of some States of the Federation to play top women Clubs, the Flamingoes defeated Nasarawa Amazons 2-1, lost 1-3 to Rivers Angels and drew 1-1 with Delta Queens.

Ghanaian U-17 women's team delegation

Players: Rita Gyasi, Azume Adams, Florence Fosuaa Annor, Kate Adu Agyemang, Amina Fusieni, Vida Opoku, Ernestina Abambila, Lily Niber Lawrence, Samira Abdul-Rahman, Sandra Owusu-Ansah, Venoria Kuzagbe, Laadi Issaka, Jemima Dussey, Olivia Anokye, Rahma Alhassan, Kubra Abukari, Elizabeth Ephraim.

Officials: Augustine Asante (Head of Delegation); Evans Augustine Adotey (Head Coach); Ben Fokuo (Assistant Coach); Victor Eddy Williams (Goalkeeper Trainer); Dzormo Adzekwei (Welfare Officer); Mabel Welhelmina (Doctor); Baba Nuhu (Equipment Officer).

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