Nigeria U17 women’s team, the Flamingoes, have arrived Namibia ahead of a 2016 World Cup qualifier against the host country this weekend.
They hold a four-goal advantage from the first leg in Abuja with the overall winners of this fixture battling South Africa for a place at the World Cup in Jordan later this year.
Nigeria captain Rasheedat Ajibade, who scored two of the four goals in the first leg, said: “We are confident that we will progress into the last round of the qualifiers. Though, we will not underrate the Baby Gladiators.
“Our coaches have been telling us to forget the result of the first leg and play the second leg match as if we lost the first leg.
“Our spirit is high and we will do the country proud.”
The Flamingoes led by coach Bala Nikyu flew aboard a South African Airways airplane from Lagos to Johannesburg before connecting another South African Airways flight to Windhoek, on Wednesday morning.
The Flamingoes have never failed to qualify for the FIFA U17 World Cup finals since the event was launched in New Zealand in 2008.
Officials of the Namibia Football Association have confirmed that the second leg match will take place at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, starting from 4pm Namibia time (3pm Nigeria time).
This year’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup will take place in Jordan between 30th September and 21st October.
Goalkeepers: Cynthia Nnadozie, Nimot Ajayi
Defenders: Esther Adeboye, Joy Duru, Patience Dike, Onyinyechi Ibe, Ijeoma Kenneth
Midfielders: Ramat Abdulkareem, Peace Efih, Precious Oyagbarh, Christy Ucheibe, Folashade Ijamilusi
Forwards: Rasheedat Ajibade, Cynthia Aku, Yetunde Fajobi, Rejoice Ikoyo, Kikelomo Olaiya, Chidinma Okeke

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