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2022 WCup: Flamingoes set to fly past Egypt’s U-17 girls

Nigeria’s U-17 national team, the Flamingos are set to take on their counterparts from Egypt in tomorrow’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup third round, first…

Nigeria’s U-17 national team, the Flamingos are set to take on their counterparts from Egypt in tomorrow’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup third round, first leg encounter at the MKO Abiola stadium Abuja

Flamingos, who bumped their counterparts from the Democratic Republic of Congo 8-0 on aggregate (3-0 in Kinshasa and 5-0 in Benin City) last month, will reach the final round of the qualifiers if they fly past their Egyptian counterparts.

After the first leg in Abuja, the decisive return leg will take place in Cairo on Friday, April 30.

The winner on aggregate will tango with the winner of the fixture between Ethiopia and South Africa for a place at this year’s FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup, which will be staged in India, 11th – 30th October.

Meanwhile, Head Coach Olowookere Bankole has picked 20 players from the group in camp for the task of eliminating Egypt’s U17 girls and reaching the final round of African qualifiers for this year’s FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup.

The list is comprised of two goalkeepers, seven defenders, four midfielders and seven forwards.

Goalkeepers: Faith Omilana, Linda Jiwuaku

Defenders: Blessing Sunday, Comfort Folorunsho, Tumininu Adeshina, Olamide Oyinlola, Omamuzo Edafe, Miracle Usani, Confidence Nwoha

Midfielders: Blessing Emmanuel, Taiwo Afolabi, Chidera Okenwa, Joy Igbokwe

Forwards: Aminat Bello, Mercy Itimi, Alvine Da-Zossu, Anastasia Atume, Opeyemi Ajakaiye, Yetunde Ayantosho, Adaobi Okah