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Women’s U-17 W/Cup Qualifier: Flamingoes Arrive In Windhoek For Nambia Clash

Women’s U-17 W/Cup Qualifier: Flamingoes Arrive In Windhoek For Nambia Clash

By Izuchukwu Okosi:

Nigeria's U-17 women’s football national team, the Flamingoes, have arrived Windhoek, Namibia ahead of their 2016 World Cup qualifier against the host country on Friday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.‎


The match at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, starting from 4pm Namibia time (3pm Nigeria time).

Bala Nkiyu's team defeated the Namibians 4-0 in the first leg and are on course for qualification to the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Jordan.

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The overall winners of this fixture will face South Africa for a place at the World Cup in Jordan later this year.

The assistant coach of the team Ann Agumanu-Chiejile told Completesportsnigeria.com that the team is ready to hand their hosts another defeat.

"We are focused on winning the second leg. The Namibians are boasting that they can win at home. They are just consoling themselves because we will beat them again," the former Super
Falcons goalkeeper stated.

The Flamingoes led by coach Bala Nikyu flew aboard a South African Airways airplane from Lagos to Johannesburg before connecting another South African Airways flight to Windhoek, on Wednesday morning.

The Flamingoes have always qualified for the FIFA U17 World Cup finals since the inaugural edition in New Zealand in 2008.

This year’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup will take place in Jordan between 30th September and 21st October.

Flamingoes Squad

Goalkeepers: Cynthia Nnadozie, Nimot Ajayi

Defenders: Esther Adeboye, Joy Duru, Patience Dike, Onyinyechi Ibe, Ijeoma Kenneth

Midfielders: Ramat Abdulkareem, Peace Efih, Precious Oyagbarh, Christy Ucheibe, Folashade Ijamilusi

Forwards: Rasheedat Ajibade, Cynthia Aku, Yetunde Fajobi, Rejoice Ikoyo, Kikelomo Olaiya, Chidinma Okeke

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