FIFA UNDER-17 WORLD CUP: Nigeria’s Flamingoes now on tight rope
Nigeria’s Flamingoes have played zero-zero with England in their second match at the fifa Under-17 World Cup in Jordan.
It was Nigeria’s first point of the tournament.
Flamengos will play their last group game on Saturday against North Korea, who played the group leaders Brazil.
Nigeria will need their last game to stand any chance of reaching the knockout stage of the competition.
The Coach of Nigeria’s U-17 women team, Bala Nikyu, is staying positive that the Flamingoes can still make it beyond the group phase after Tuesday’s 0-0 draw against England.
They are behind surprise table-toppers, Korea DPR, who have 4 points, Brazil 3 and England with 2 having all played two matches.
Despite the bleak picture, the Falmingoes Coach says his girls will give their all to pull through.
“The players don’t have any experience of these competitions but they’re going to fight hard to try and win it. We can still go through and I think we deserve it,” the Nigeria Coach told reporters at his post-match press conference on Tuesday.
While submitting that there was a level of improvement in the game against England compared to the group opener against Brazil, Coach Nikyu was candid that nearly does not kill a bird.
“It was a match played in the right spirit,” the coach began in his assessment.
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“I know how much the players gave out there. We performed well, but in football dominating the game and winning individual accolades don’t count.