Abuja - The National under 17 female football team, the
Flamingoes, on Friday, played a goalless draw with Nasarawa Amazons Football
Club of Lafia in a friendly match.
The match played at the astro-turf pitch of the FIFA Goal
Project at the package B of the National stadium in Abuja could not produce any
The two teams displayed brilliant performances in the first
half but failed to utilise their scoring chances.
On the resumption of the second half, both teams played very
well but could not registered any goal in the game.
Speaking to journalists after the match, the head coach of
Flamingoes, Bala Nikyu, said he was not expecting to see many mistakes at this
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"We can never be hundred percent sure of what we have,
and after the previous friendly match we made some correction, after this match
I will still correct some mistakes.
"There were still some mistakes that I am not expected
to see but it is good that I am seeing them now so that we can work on them.
"Our players performance is above average, I need to
work on their composure on the ball, I want to see them playing with command
"I want them to understand the tactical aspect of the
game," he said.
On his part, Christopher Danjuma, the head coach of
Nassarawa Amazon of Lafia FC, said he was happy that his team was able to
compete with the national team.
"It was a great game for their level they were able to
stand their ground, they have a good physique, good height, which is good for
"Goal scoring is not about struggle but about creating
chances and taking them accordingly.
"I will advise the national team to remain focused for
the World Cup because they have a good set of players in the team.
"The coach has done a great job we need to back him
with prayers," he said
The 2016 FIFA U-17 Women World Cup will start from Sept. 30 to
Oct. 21 in Jordan.
Nigeria is grouped alongside with Brazil, England and the
2008 champions Korea DPR at the group stage.
The flamingoes’ first match is against Brazil on Oct.1.
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