By Richard Jideaka, Abuja:
Coach of Nigeria's Women Under-17 team – The Flamingoes, Bala Nikyu, is confident that his lasses can go all the way to make history as the first African team to win the women World Cup at any level, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Bala told Completesportsnigeria.com soon after the Flamingos whitewashed their South African counterparts 6-0 in the first leg of their final qualifying round for the World Cup billed for Jordan later in the year, that they would go to South Africa and try to consolidate with another win to book the ticket to Jordan.
"Our target is to qualify for the World Cup in Jordan, and try to make history by becoming the first African side to win the World Cup at women's level. We can do it if we get the necessary preparation and support," Nkiyu told Completesportsnigeria.com.
"On the win over South Africa, we could have scored more than six goals if the girls had slowed down in the second half. We know we can also beat them at their home In the return leg, so no qualms about not scoring more than six here in Abuja
"Having had the first experience in Trinidad and Tobago, we shall go the Jordan wiser, and I am optimistic that we can win in Jordan and be world champions.
That is our target and we are focusing on that," concluded Nkiyu who led the Flamingos to a second round finish two years ago in Trinidad and Tobago