Lagos - The U-17 women national team, Flamingos departed the
shores of the country Wednesday morning to Johannesburg for the return leg of
the final qualifying round of this year’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup against
their South African counterparts.
The Flamingos have recorded outstanding results during the
qualifiers most notably, the 9-0 aggregate win over the Baby Gladiators of
Namibia, followed by the 6-0 humbling of the Bantwana of South Africa in the
first leg of the final qualifying round in Abuja penultimate weekend.
Coach Bala Nikyu has said that the six –goal advantage going
into the second leg will not make his players rest on their oars, as the girls
are determined to get a good result in South Africa.
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"We are not going to allow the Bantwana to cancel any
of the goals we scored in Nigeria. Rather, we are going to score more goals and
hope to replicate the feat we achieved in Namibia by beating them in South
Africa.The girls are confident of cementing their World Cup qualification and
it can only be done if we do not underrate the South Africans, and go all out
on the attack."
Nigeria has participated at all previous editions of the
FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup final competitions since its inception in 2008 in
New Zealand, and reached the quarter -finals in the last three editions. The
5th FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup finals will be held in Jordan fromSeptember 30
– October 21 this year.For
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