7th September, 2010
President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Aminu Maigari has warned Nigeriaâ€™s U-17Â Womenâ€™s team, The Flamingoes, not to let Sundayâ€™s 3-2 victory over defending champions KoreaÂ DPR get into their heads but they should remain focused.
The Flamingoes kick started their campaign at the FIFA U-17 Womenâ€™s World Cup in Trinidad &Â Tobago with a 3-2 victory over Korea and Maigari believes the victory would spur the team toÂ do well.
Maigari, while expressing joy over the teamâ€™s performance, said the victory is a clearÂ pointer to the fact that the team can go places if they are focused.
He noted that the victory has revealed that female football in Nigeria is improving afterÂ the Falconets came second at the last FIFA U-20 Womenâ€™s World Cup in Germany.
â€œIt is good that our ladies have started their campaign on a winning note but I want toÂ advise the players that they still have a long way to go in the tournament. They should notÂ see the victory over Korea DPR as the best they can achieve. They should aim for theÂ ultimate, which is the trophyâ€.
Nigeria began their FIFA U-17 Womenâ€™s World Cup in Trinidad and Tobago with a bang, edgingÂ defending champions Korea DPR in a topsy-turvy contest at the Hasely Crawford Stadium inÂ Port of Spain.
Nigeria were the slightly better of the two sides in the first half of the Group A contestÂ played in sweltering temperatures, scoring the go-ahead goal after only three minutes ofÂ play. Victoria Aidelomon put on a clinic out right before crossing for Ngozi Okobi, theÂ veteran of New Zealand 2008.