Nigeria’s Flamingos brace up for World Cup in Jordan

Flamingoes Head Coach, Bala Nkiyu has assured that his wards will be ready to take on the world at the upcoming FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan.

A total of 30 players alongside technical and backroom crew have been in camp in Abuja for the past two weeks perfecting strategies for the biennial football showpiece.

Nkiyu, who also led the Flamingos at the last championship in Costa Rica where Nigeria reached the quarterfinals, admitted that the players’ fitness is not yet at the level he desires but added that everything is being put in place to make sure that the team improves tremendously before the end of this month.

The Nigerian campaigners have achieved a 100% record in the qualifiers winning 9-0 on aggregate against Namibia and dismantling the Bantwana of South Africa 7-0 on aggregate.

The 5th FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup will be hosted in three Jordanian cities of Amman, Irbid and Zarqa from September 30 – October 21,

The Flamingoes will kick off their campaign against Brazil on October 01 before clashing with England on October 4 and wrapping up their group campaign against 2008 champions, Korea DPR on October 8.

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