Nigeria’s U-17 girls, Flamingos, will not take anything for granted when they take the pitch against Baby Gladiators of Namibia in a FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup African qualifier at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek on Friday.
With a comfortable 4-0 lead from the first leg in Abuja a fortnight ago, the Flamingos have to be wary of complacency, but have told Coach Bala Nikyu after Thursday’s training that they will not under –rate their hosts.
“The team is in great shape and have assured the coaches that they are up to the task and will not be thinking of the first leg result when the match starts on Friday.
“I am with the team as we are leaving the Sam Nujoma Stadium after our official training, and everyone is in high spirit,” Abdulrafiu Yusuf, NFF’s Assistant Director, Technical, told thenff.com on phone from Windhoek.
Goals by Cynthia Nku and Peace Efih and a brace by skipper Rasheedat Ajibade gave the Flamingos a handsome win in the opening leg played in Abuja. The winner on aggregate with take on the South Africa U-17 girls for a slot at the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup taking place in Jordan in October.