Abuja - The camp of the U-17 Women National Team,
Flamingoes, erupted in joy after the Nigeria Football Federation President,
Aminu Maigari announced that the Federation had decided to increase their allowances
and match bonus by one hundred percent.
While on a visit to the team's Serob Legacy Hotel, Wuse,
Abuja on Thursday, on his way to a special meeting with CAF President Issa Hayatou
in Cairo, Maigari charged the girls to go all out and do Nigeria proud at the
FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup finals taking place in Costa Rica from 15th March -
"Only yesterday, our dear leader, President Goodluck
Ebele Jonathan, GCFR pledged even more support for sportsmen and women vying to
bring glory to Nigeria. And as you are also aware, every individual or team that
lifted the name of the nation in one way or the other has been honoured by
"The NFF charges you to concentrate very well and be
focused during your final training camp and to pay attention to the
instructions of your Coaches. That is the only route to success in Costa Rica.
I have faith that after your final training programme, you will be well prepared
to lift the World Cup trophy."
The Flamingoes are now scheduled to depart Nigeria through
Abuja on Friday, 21st February, aboard a Lufthansa Airline flight, for a 19-day
training camp at the Browns Sport and Leisure Club in Faro, Portugal.
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