Flamingoes camp opens as team begin preparations

The Flamingoes camp opened on Sunday in Abuja ahead of this month’s U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2022 third-round fixture against their Egyptian counterparts.

The Flamingoes will host the Egyptians at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on Sunday, April 17, with the return leg in Cairo on Saturday, April 30.

The players are to report at the Serob Legacy Hotel for resumption of camping programme.

Nigeria’s U-17 women’s head coach Bankole Olowookere included all his regulars in the list of 25 for the third-round tie.
The Flamingoes had earlier trounced their counterparts from the Democratic Republic of Congo 8-0 on aggregate (3-0 in Kinshasa and 5-0 in Benin City) to reach the third round of the series.

Two goals from Opeyemi Ajakaiye and one each from Tumininu Adeshina, Anastasia Atume and Taiwo Afolabi accounted for the Congolese when they visited Benin City on 19th March.

Goalkeepers, Faith Omilana and Linda Jiwuaka, defenders Blessing Sunday, Comfort Folorunsho, Tumininu Adeshina and Miracle Usani, midfielders Blessing Emmanuel, Taiwo Afolabi and Aminat Bello, and forwards Alvine Dah-Zossu, Anastasia Atume and Opeyemi Ajakaiye are among those invited.

The players invited are Goalkeepers: Faith Omilana (Honey Badgers), Linda Jiwuaku (Confluence Queens), Jessica Chikamso (Rivers Angels), Doris Ohia (Naija Ratels)

Defenders: Blessing Sunday (Edo Queens), Comfort Folorunsho (Delta Queens), Tumininu Adeshina (Naija Ratels), Mamusoz Edafe (Rivers Angels), Olamide Oyinlola (Naija Ratels); Miracle Usani (Abia Angels), Confidence Nwoha (Nasarawa Amazons), Kemi Soremekun (Confluence Queens)

Midfielders: Blessing Emmanuel (Naija Ratels), Taiwo Afolabi (Delta Queens), Chidera Okenwa (Abia Angels), Aminat Bello (SGH Queens), Joy Igbokwe (Mees Palace)

Forwards: Mercy Itimi (Bayelsa Queens), Alvine Da-Zossu (Osun Babes), Anastasia Atume (Honey Badgers), Raheemot Adebayo (FC Robo Queens), Olaide Mosaku (Prince Kazeem Eletu Queens), Opeyemi Ajakaiye (FC Robo Queens), Yetunde Ayantosho (Osun Babes), Adaobi Okah (Edo Queens).

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