Flamingoes, Falconets settle for 1-1 draw in Abuja

The class of 2010 did Nigeria proud

Both teams are preparing for international competitions

The National U-17 and U-20 Women’s Football teams, on Saturday in Abuja settled for a 1-1 draw in a friendly played at the Package B of the Abuja National Stadium.

The U-17 Women’s team, the Flamingoes, dominated the first half with their first goal which came through a free-kick taken by the team’s captain, Theresa Biahwo.

The U-20 Women’s team, Falconets, however, came into the second half stronger, after several changes. Edeji Chidimma got the deserved equaliser for the team in the second half of the game.

Peter Dedvbo, the coach of the U-20 Women’s team said that he was impressed with the performance of his team, stating that the game was a warm up game toward their final qualifier.

He said the team were prepared for their return leg match against South Africa, saying that Nigeria would definitely represent Africa at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada.

The second leg of the FIFA U-20 World Cup qualifier against South Africa would take place on January 25. Falconets defeated their South Africa counterparts 6-0 in the first leg of the qualifiers played on January 11, in Abuja.

The Flamingoes were also preparing for the FIFA U-17 world Cup in Costa Rica, billed for Match.

The Captain of the Falconets, Patience Okaeme, said that the players were playing carefully to avoid any injury.



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