The U-17 Women National Team, nicknamed Flamingoes, will on Friday return to camp from a five-day break, to start preparations in earnest for the final round of African qualifiers for the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup finals, holding in Azerbaijan.The chairman of the NFF Technical Committee, Chris Green, said after the team’s victory against Kenya on Saturday that the team would observe a 5-day break ahead of the potentially explosive final round fixture against Zambia, coming up next month.“We decided to allow the girls and the technical crew a 5-day break to refresh, after which they will regroup in Abuja on Friday,” Mr. Green said.Not perfectDespite the comfortable aggregate win over Kenya, we have observed a number of things that the team has to perfect before the next fixture.“The Zambians would not be easy. I learnt they dismissed Botswana 5-1 in Botswana in their first leg match. So, we have to be at our best for the two-leg encounter”, said Green, who watched the match in Abeokuta.The Flamingoes hosted the first leg of the fixture against the Zambians, on March 10, before the return leg in Lusaka two weeks later.On Saturday, goals by Tessy Biahwoh, Yetunde Adeboyejo and Halima Ayinde saw the Flamingoes to a 3-0 win, to make for 5-0 triumph onaggregate. All the goals were scored in the second half, during which Biahwoh also missed a penalty kick.
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