The U-17 Women National Team, Flamingos arrived in Johannesburg on Wednesday afternoon for the return leg of their FIFA U -17 Women’s World Cup final round qualifier against the Bantwana of South Africa.
The delegation, made up of 18 players and 10 officials, touched down at the OR Tambo International Airport by 3:50pm South Africa time (2:50 pm Nigerian time) and was received by officials of the Nigeria Consulate in Johannesburg as well as protocol officials of the South Africa Football Association (SAFA). The team is staying at The Aviator Hotel, close to the OR Tambo International Airport.
With a 6-0 advantage from the first leg, the Flamingos head into the return game with confidence. Coach Bala Nikyu has already started taking the girls through their paces, and the team will have the official training at the Makhulong Stadium, Tembisa on Friday.
The return leg match will start at 2pm South African time on Saturday, which would be 1pm in Nigeria.