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U-17 World Cup: Flamingoes battle Brazil

Ahead of today’s opening World Cup match against Brazil at the King Abdullah II International Stadium in Amman, Flamingoes Coach, Bala Nikyu has assured that his girls have what it takes to achieve victory.

“We have been in camp working hard towards making our mark at this World Cup. Nigeria has always been participating in this category of the Women’s World Cup and we don’t want to replicate past mistakes. We want to do well and surpass previous records.”

Flamingoes in training
Flamingoes in training

When asked if lack of International exposure for the girls will affect them, Nikyu said it doesn’t matter how long you have spend playing friendlies on the global scale. “What matters is the determination of the players and that element of luck, which also plays a part in the game of football.”

Coach of Brazil U-17 girls, Luizao said his girls have been training for three years since missing out on qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in Costa Rica, and insisted they want to do well and aiming for a long run in the competition.


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