Nigeria U17 women team will be extra motivated if cheered by President Muhammadu Buhari against Namibia U17 women today in Abuja, team’s assistant coach Ann Chijine has said.
President Buhari, it would be recalled, was spotted on March 27, 2011 at the National Stadium, Abuja to cheer the Super Eagles to victory against Ethiopia in an international friendly.
The Flamingoes will host the South Africans in the second round, first leg of the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup qualifier.
And the former Super Falcons star insists the Flamingoes will not only be gunning for victory but aim for a goal feast against the Namibians.
“We (Flamingoes) will feel on top of the world having President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday.”
“Instead of talking about five to six goals, we will score up to 10 goals against Namibia. We will be so happy to have him. His coming will boost the morale of the girls.
“We are prepared. We thank God for the time we have had, it’s about a month and some days now.
“We thank God for the girls for how they are cooperating with what we are teaching them in training in the physical, technical and tactical aspect of it,” she added.
“I believe that come Saturday with everything we taught them, we are going to carry the day.
“Well, we want to win and not only looking at winning, but we want to bring back the glory days of winning matches having many goals at the back of the net. As many as we could get.
“The way they have been showing in training, we know they are really trying to see how they can meet up with all we have been teaching them. I believe on Saturday, they will be able to do more than they’ve been doing before.
The newly Abia Angels coach also urged Nigerians to turn out in their numbers to cheer the girls to victory.
“Well, we need the prayers and support of Nigerians. We have done everything we can to do everything we know how to do best and our girls who are in their right frame of mind. We will do better,” she added.
“But above all, we need them to come out in their thousands to cheer the girls.’’

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