Nigeria’s U17 Women’s national team have exuded confidence that they have the wherewithal to beat the Bantwana on home soil


Media Officer of Nigeria’s U17 female national team, Isabella Ekeoma has revealed that the Flamingos are in high spirits are looking forward to the 2pm local time kick of the return leg of the final round of the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup qualifier against the Bantwana of South Africa slated for today.

Ekeoma in a chat with Goal from South Africa expressed optimism that the Flamingos would get another victory in Johannesburg to cap their first leg impressive performance and that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has put everything in place to ensure that the girls are comfortable before, during and after the qualifier.

She thumbed up the South Africans who gave the team first class treatment since their arrival on Wednesday and that they hope to return back to Nigeria on Sunday night through South Africa Airways after they must have secured double win over the Bantwana.

“We are in high spirits and raring to go. The match comes up by 2pm local time and 1pm in Nigeria. The girls have vowed to nick another win. We are returning back to Nigeria on Sunday night,” Ekeoma told Goal.

Flamingos won the first leg 6-0 in Abuja two weeks ago and are in pole position to nick another ticket to the World Cup. Nigeria has qualified for every edition of the U17 Women World Cup since its debut in New Zealand in 2008 but they are to yet to progress beyond the quarter final stage where they had been eliminated in the past three editions in Trinidad and Tobago (2010), Azerbaijan (2012) and Costa Rica (2014).

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