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Namibia delegation arrive in Nigeria for Flamingos

07 January 2016, 20:54Israel Ojoko

Lagos - Namibia delegation have arrived in Nigeria for a FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup qualifier.

Nigeria’s U-17 girls begin another World Cup qualification journey on Saturday when they take on the Baby Gladiators of Namibia in a second round, first leg match at the National Stadium Complex, Abuja.

Namibia’s 26-man delegation to Saturday’s encounter, led by Timotheus Tjongarero, arrived in Lagos in the early hours of Thursday and flew to Abuja, arriving at 8am. The delegation is accommodated at the Chida Hotel in the Federal Capital Territory.

The Flamingos, under the watchful eyes of Coach Bala Nikyu and his assistants, have been in camp for a number of weeks, and are expected to go full throttle against the Baby Gladiators, who reached this round after eliminating fellow Southern Africans, Botswana.

Also read: Flamingoes coach calls 30 to camp for 2016 W/Cup qualifier

Among the players Bala Nikyu is working with to do Nigeria proud on Saturday are midfielders Rasheedat Ajibade and Joy Duru, as well as Cynthia Aku and Juliet Godman.

The Flamingos have participated at every edition of the FIFA U-17 World Cup since the first tournament in New Zealand in 2008.

The return leg has been scheduled to take place at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, Windhoek on Friday, January 22.

The 5th FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup finals will hold in Jordan, 30th September – 21st October, 2016

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