5th February, 2012
Nigeria U-17 women team, the Flamingoes will confront their Zambian counterparts in the final round of the qualifiers for this year’s FIFA U-17 Women World Cup billed for Azerbaijan later in the year.
To get to this stage, the Peter Dedevbo-tutored side on Saturday at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta, Ogun State, defeated their Kenyan counterparts 3-0 after beating them 2-0 in the first leg in Kenya a fortnight ago.
Biahwo Kesiena, Adeboyejo Yetunde Oluwatosin and Ayinde Halima Ibrahim got the goals for the Nigerian side in Abeokuta.
The Zambians beat Botswana by 2-0 at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka, Zambia on Sunday. The win saw the junior Chipolopolo girls clobbering Botswana 7-1 on aggregate after winning their away leg 5-1 in Blantyre.
Zambia will be at home against Nigeria in the first leg on 10 March 10, while the second leg will be played in Nigeria two weeks later.
Head coach of the Flamingoes, Peter Dedevbo, expressed happiness over his girls’ victory, saying that the team lived up to their pre-match expectations.
He said they will prepare very well against Zambia.
In his words: “I am happy that we won. I commend the players for doing the nation proud. We have to go back and prepare for our next game. Zambia are a tough team and we are not going to underrate them.
“I know they are a good side, but we have our own game plan too. Our dream is to pick the World Cup ticket,” he said.