Nigeria’s U-17 team ready to tackle the girls from Azerbaijan in FIFA U-17 Female World Cup games.
The Nigerian female U-17 team, the Flamingoes, will Tuesday play their second match of the FIFA U-17 female World Cup against host Azerbaijan.
This is the Flamingoes second group game after a shaky start on Saturday against Canada, in a match that ended 1-1.
The Coach of the team, Peter Dedevbo, said the match is a must-win for his team, adding that the girls will win convincingly. He said that the three points at stake is the most important thing for his girls.
“I know that my girls will win tomorrow’s match against Azerbaijan. I’m not putting them under any form of pressure as to how many goals they will score but I know we will win convincingly,” he said.
Also, the Captain of the team, Victoria Aidelomon, expressed same optimism as the coach as she said that the team is looking excitedly towards the match and is ready to erase any form of doubt the game against Canada might have caused.
“We are really looking forward to the match against the hosts. We intend to use this match to make a strong statement that we are strong contenders for this year’s title. Any doubt Nigerians might have had after our game against Canada would surely be laid to rest after that match,” Victoria said.
The commissioner for the match is Sun Wen from China while center referee is Arellano Alondra from Mexico, who would be assisted by Perello Shirly from Honduras and Santos Mady also from Honduras.
The match will kick off by 1p.m. Nigerian time and 5p.m. Azerbaijan time.