Lagos - Dropped Flamingoes forward, Ginika Ikeh, on Sunday expressed confidence that the Nigerian Women national team will triumph at the ongoing FIFA U-17 Women World Cup in Costa Rica.
Flamingoes Media Officer, Jennifer Okoye, in a statement forwarded to newsmen in Lagos, quoted Ikeh as also declaring Nigeria the team to beat at the competition.
The statement noted that Ikeh was among the four players dropped from the Nigeria squad after the 19-day preparation in Faro, Portugal, for the ongoing competition.
It quoted Ikeh as saying that she was delighted with the rare opportunity to be part of the training and promised to work harder for another chance.
“It is a great achievement in my career and good experience for me; I did my best but it seems like it was not my time. “
“It is not easy to make the final list for the World Cup as not all can be selected to represent the country in Costa Rica.“
“I’ve resolved to work harder, remain focused and prayerful for another opportunity with the national team.”
“The Flamingoes are determined to take after the U-17, it quoted Ikeh, who was among the Flamingoes’ early camp arrival last year in Abuja.”
Ikeh, according to the statement, also commended Coach Bala Nikyu, whom she said helped in nurturing the team.
“In the camp, there is a lot of confidence with the players and hard work because the coach has put a winning mentality in us. “
“As women, we are motivated by the Golden Eaglets and we believe that what a man can do, a women can do better,” it quoted the forward player as saying.