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.

(NAN)

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility

 

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.

Donate


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required

DOWNLOAD THE PREMIUM TIMES MOBILE APP

Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: New Discovery! Click Here To See A Miracle Device That Can Cure DIABETES, BLOOD PRESSURE, STROKE, ARTHRITIS, PAINS, OBESITY And 50 Other CHRONIC DISEASES Without Drugs Or Herbs.. Click Here Now To See It


All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.