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U-17 WWCQ: Flamingos Off To Addis Ababa Wednesday

U-17 WWCQ: Flamingos Off To Addis Ababa  Wednesday

Head Coach Bankole Olowookere has picked 22 players for Friday’s FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup qualification final round, first leg match between Nigeria and Ethiopia in Addis Ababa.

The delegation will travel to Addis Ababa on Wednesday.

After home-and-away victories over the Democratic Republic of Congo and Egypt, the Flamingos have a final hurdle to negotiate against a team that sensationally sent South Africa’s Bantwana packing with a 3-0 win in Johannesburg.

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Olowookere’s girls are also to be dreaded, having scored 14 goals and conceded none in their four qualifying matches so far.

They defeated DR Congo 8-0 on aggregate and handed Egypt a 6-0 aggregate spanking in the third round.

Friday’s match will hold at the Abebe Bekila Stadium in Addis Ababa starting from 4pm Ethiopia time (2pm Nigeria time) and will be superintended by Namibian officials.

The return leg is already scheduled for the National Stadium, Abuja on Saturday, 4th June.

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Goalkeepers: Faith Omilana; Linda Jiwuaku, Jessica Inyiama

Defenders: Comfort Folorunsho; Tumininu Adeshina; Olamide Oyinlola; Josephine Edafe; Miracle Usani; Confidence Nwoha; Mistura Yusuf

Midfielders: Blessing Emmanuel; Taiwo Afolabi; Chidera Okenwa; Joy Igbokwe

Forwards: Omowunmi Bello; Mercy Itimi; Alvine Dah-Zossu; Anastasia Atume; Opeyemi Ajakaiye; Yetunde Ayantosho; Bisola Mosaku; Raheemot Adebayo

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  • Oladare 2 years ago

    The coach is doing very well with a balance team selection of young Nigerian girls billing to do the country proud. I am expecting nothing less than 3nill in our favor. Go girls !!!

    • Celestine 2 years ago

      I see you are liked by many and I put it to you that till you talk about others, none cares. The flamingos are on a training cruise.

  • **All Eyes On Ajakaye To Turbocharge Flamingos To The Promise Land**

    Five goal heroine Opeyemi Ajakaye is being looked upon to produce another set of five star performances across two legs when the Flamingos cross swords against an unpredictable Ethiopia in the final round of U-17 women’s world cup qualifiers.

    Not to be undone, the likes of Omowunmi Bello with three goals in the kitty and Tumininu Adeshina with two goals in the bag will also want to join in on the jamboree.

    But the Ethiopians are not one to just roll over and die. No, they will put up a spirited effort after all, they didn’t reach this stage by just twiddling their toes – they earned the rights to be here, thus Bankole’s babes will have to earn their place in the world cup the hard and tricky way.

    After knowing his team would face Ethiopia in the final round of qualifiers, coach Bankole said:” we will sit down and get needed information about Ethiopia, study this information and then map out the right strategies for the matches.”

    Hopefully he has taken the right notes and have mapped the right strategies. Any slip of focus will be exploited mercilessly by these unforgiving Ethiopians.

    Odds-on favourites South Africa found out the hard way in penultimate round.

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