FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers: Flamingoes to face Falconets, Naija Ratels in friendlies


The Flamingoes’ head coach, Bankole Olowookere has hinted that the country’s Under 17s are planning to face Falconets and Naija Ratels in friendly games this weekend before the first leg, first round of the FIFA Under 17 Women’s World Cup qualifiers against DR Congo in Kinshasa next weekend can report.

The women’s Under 17 side recently resumed camping in Abuja and have played two friendly games against WACO Ladies (13-0) and Josiah Angels (6-0).

With March 5th around the corner, Olowookere told the team’s media that they are focused on playing more friendly games so that they can speed up their preparation for the tie with DR Congo

“It has been a very nice time for us in camp. Initially, it was a little difficult because most of the invited players didn’t arrive on time. But as soon as we got a full house the response has been very massive,” Olowookere told the team’s media.

“The two games and the results we got are steps in the right direction for us. We decided to test them with the games after they had trained for quite some time.

“Despite the goals we still have areas we need to make corrections. Scoring those number of goals is good for the morale of the girls but we are taking the game one after the other. We may still have to play a few more matches before we jet off the country for the first leg.

“Our strategy is to score as many goals as possible but not to concede also.

“We are about 70 to 75 per cent ready for the game. We are working towards getting to about 80 percent before this week runs out. We will leave the other rating for the general public when they start watching us.

“We want to play against the Falconets and Naija Ratels after their league game on Wednesday. Those are the games we are planning to have latest by the weekend.”


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