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2022 U-17 WWC: Flamingos Beat Galatasaray In Friendly

2022 U-17 WWC: Flamingos Beat Galatasaray In Friendly

Nigeria’s U17 girls, the Flamingos lashed leading Turkish women’s club, Galatasarary Women 3-1 in a friendly match in the Turkish town of Kocaeli on Saturday, barely 24 hours after the Congress of Nigeria Football elected Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau as the President of Nigeria Football Federation.

Opeyemi Ajakaye scored Nigeria’s first in the 26th minute of the encounter, which was Flamingos’ first serious knock-about since arriving in Turkey on Tuesday for a 10-day training camp ahead of this year’s FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup finals in India.

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Edidiong Etim increased the tally eight minutes later but Ebru Topliv reduced the deficit for Galatasaray just one minute before recess to ensure the half time ended 2-1 in favour of Nigeria’s glory-chasing girls.

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World Cup-bound Nigeria’s U17 girls lashed leading Turkish women’s club, Galatasarary Women 3-1 in a friendly match in the Turkish town of Kocaeli on Saturday, barely 24 hours after the Congress of Nigeria Football elected Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau as the President of Nigeria Football Federation.

Etim made Nigeria’s dominance pay with her second and the Flamingos’ third in the 77th minute.

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Coach Bankole Olowookere praised the girls for the competitive spirit they showed in the match and is confident this would be a positive for the team’s campaign at the FIFA World Cup finals.

The Flamingos will be facing one of the toughest nuts to crack when they take on Germany in their first match of the campaign in Goa on Tuesday, 11th October.

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  • Greenturf 2 months ago

    God’s willing we end up champions.
    I think the Nigerian fans have had so much to endure lately.
    Finishing on the podium as champions will help to erase sad memories we are gradually getting used to lately,weird though.
    We have moved from Pinnick’s and now Gusau era.We hope The new Nff chairman has the expertise as well luck to lead us into a new era full of uncertainties,but one filled with hope.

     
  • Ako Amadi 2 months ago

    Nigerians are always naive enough to see themselves as champions before any competition, without taking the quality of the other contestants into consideration. Why can’t we keep quiet and work hard instead of boasting and then crashing

     
    • That’s the spirit brother. See yourself as a potential champion and not a loser.

       
  • Monte 2 months ago

    This is just an under age tournament, no need to pressure the youngsters. Allow them to play, have fun and take the positives from the tournament. Africans always approach these tournaments the wrong way. The Europeans do not worry themselves winning it by all means, they understand what this level is perfectly. They build on the positives and later have success in the senior levels

     
    • @Monte, very well written, our people tend to forget this is just an underage competition. The same i wrote when we lost in the girls u20 and some people here were not pleased. it’s only in Africa that we glorify underage football competition and make it as a must win and this is what lead to age cheating in most cases as officials want to win at all cost.
      Simply allow these girls to grow and develop.
      If we can have about 4 to 5 players to the falconets, then to me i think its a success.
      The falconets its already a success, having between 3 to 5 players being called into the super falcons.

       
      • Chudynak 2 months ago

        Please stop this your preaching of underage competition as you do not subscribe to it more than anyone else. Go check out the coach’s interview to CAFonline.com. I have reproduced part of that interview “I have been able to do this, with my technical crew, working tirelessly to have the right selection, with the right mind, character and thinks like a champion, because we need to make Nigeria proud that’s why we are going to the World Cup. We need to excel for the nation and ourselves, and with the assistance of the technical crew, we’re eager to get it right.” If these are just underage competitions as you claimed, then there is no need participating because all the coach of the senior national team is not blind to discover players from the grassroots! This is a competition that where teams played qualifiers and got tickets to represent their countries for the sole aim of competing and emerging champions of that category. Becoming world champions starts from quality performance at this stage.

         
  • Chudynak 2 months ago

    ***because the coach of the senior national team is not blind to discover …..***

     
    • Go and read the fifa objectives on underage competitions why they started it and you will know better. And as said before its a developmental programme.
      End of discussion on tbis.