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U-17 WWCQ: Olowookere Invites 25 Players For Flamingos Vs Burkina Faso

U-17 WWCQ: Olowookere Invites 25 Players For Flamingos Vs Burkina Faso

Head Coach Bankole Olowookere has invited 25 players to the camp of U17 Girls National Team, Flamingos, ahead of next month’s FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup qualifying fixture against Burkina Faso.

The list includes four goalkeepers, seven defenders, seven midfielders and seven forwards.

Olowookere, who led the Flamingos to a first-ever World Cup bronze medal-finish in India last year, saw the girls fire from all cylinders in a 12-0 rout of their counterparts from Central African Republic over two legs in Douala and Abuja in the second round of the African qualifying series in February.

Harmony Chidi, who scored five of the 12 goals, as well as Ramota Kareem and Shakirat Moshood who netted a brace each in the 12-goal haul, are among the 25 players called.

Both teams will clash in the first leg of this third-round fixture at the Stade 4 August in Ouagadougou on Sunday, 12th May with the return leg at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja on Saturday, 18th May.

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This year’s FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup finals will take place in the Dominican Republic.


Goalkeepers: Christiana Uzoma (Edo Queens); Elizabeth Boniface (Kwara Ladies); Sylvia Echefu (Confluence Queens); Favour Edward (Naija Ratels)

Defenders: Prisca Nwachukwu (Imo Strikers); Jumai Adebayo (Naija Ratels); Taiwo Adegoke (Remo Stars Ladies); Oluwatoyin Olowookere (Ekiti Queens); Rokibat Azeez (Royal Queens); Hannah Ibrahim (Remo Stars Ladies); Vivian Ekezie (Heartland Queens)

Midfielders: Taiwo Afolabi (Delta Queens); Mary Aderemi (Bayelsa Queens); Ololade Isiaka (Abia Angels); Farida Abdulwahab (Nasarawa Amazons); Shakirat Moshood (Bayelsa Queens); Oghenemairo Obruthe (City Sports); Queen Joseph (Fosla Academy)

Forwards: Edidiong Etim (Bayelsa Queens); Yetunde Ayantosho (Heartland Queens); Harmony Chidi (Imo Strikers); Kudirat Arogundade (Green Foot); Ramota Kareem (Honey Badgers); Aisha Animashaun (Naija Ratels); Peace Effiong (Rivers Angels)

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  • Mr Njarealist please help me: Is Harmony Chidi the same person as Harmony Achifula?

    • Emecco 1 month ago

      Why am I still seeing the name of Taiwo Afolabi in the u-17 ‘s?? She is already in the u-20 ‘s naa???

      • In Yoruba, they say: “Ti iwaju o ba she lo, eyin a she pada si!”

        This is a lady that should already be a feature in the Super Falcons.

      • 9jaRealist 1 month ago

        @Emecco, because she was listed as 15 years old (born 2 March 2007) at the 2022 U17 WWC.

        Several players have played in more than WC at the same age level, and players like (for example) Linda Caicedo played for Colombia at the 2022 U17 WWC (in November 2022) – AFTER playing at the U20 WWC earlier in the year (in August 2022), as well playing for the Colombia senior national team same year.

        Accordingly, wouldn’t be at all surprised to see Taiwo play in BOTH the U17 and U20 WWCs this year.

    • 9jaRealist 1 month ago

      @deo, yes, her full name is Chidi Harmony Achifula

  • 9jaRealist, people have tipped Achifula to be the next Asisat Oshoala!

    Looking at it, I think Bankole has an even more stronger squad than 2 years ago. That Ramota Kareem is another dynamite to keep an eye on.

    Then we forever-young Taiwo Afolabi in midfield, I tip this team to qualify for and even lift the Under-17 world cup.

    • 9jaRealist 1 month ago

      I would also keep an eye on Peace Effiong (Rivers Angel), one of the best rookies in the later part of the NWFL season.

      And I agree with the assessment of the midfield. Taiwo, Mary Adefemi and lefty Shakirat Moshood are a solid combination . GOOD LUCK to the team. African qualifiers can be really tricky.

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