Ahead of this weekend’s final round U-17 world cup qualifier between Nigeria’s Flamingoes and their Zambian counterparts, players and officials of Nigeria’s U-17 female team have now moved to Abeokuta; venue of the all important match to round off preparations.
The team formerly camped in Abuja flew to Lagos before proceeding to Abeokuta in a journey that lasted 1hour 30 minutes and they are currently lodged at Wenby Suites in the Rock City.
Assurances of victory
Head coach of the team, Peter Dedevho, believes his girls will not disappoint Nigerians as they take on their Zambian opponents, the She-polopolo.
He also praised the efforts of NFF in making sure he and his players lacked nothing during the period of the qualifying matches.
“My bosses at NFF have really done noble since the beginning of our screening exercise and throughout the qualifiers’’
‘’Despite the courts cases here and there, they still made sure my girls and I lacked nothing’’.
Captain of the side, Victoria Aidelomon, is confident she and her team mates will make Nigerians proud come 24th as she looks forward to leading her team out when the World Cup begins later in the year.
Nigeria took a giant step towards qualifying for the FIFA U-17 World Cup after beating Zambia 2-1 away in Lusaka penultimate Saturday.
Patience Okaeme and Halimat Ayinde scored for the Flamingoes before Mukuka Mupela grabbed a late consolation for the hosts.
The second leg takes place in Abeokuta with the winner qualifying for the Azerbaijan bound tournament.
Nigeria has participation in every edition of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup since its inception in 2008.