Thursday, September 20, 2012

Azerbaijan 2012: Flamingoes set for Canada test

The FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, Azerbaijan 2012 is shaping up to be a memorable event when it kicks-off this weekend and the Flamingoes are not leaving anything to chance in their quest to clinch the title.

Yesterday, the team took time to practice set pieces and the coaches are leaving nothing to chance in bolstering the squad for glory. 

The team will have one training session today for just an hour which will take place by 5pm at the venue for the Saturday’s match against Canada to enable them feel the turf of the stadium.

Meanwhile, ace sports journalist, Mitchell Obi who arrived Azerbaijan Thursday, took time off his busy schedule to accompany the Flamingoes to training.

Before training started, he addressed the girls and tasked them to go all out for glory when the tournament begins

"Seeing you girls, your youthfulness touches me. I believe you have what it takes to make Nigeria proud and I indulge you to hold nothing back but go for glory.

“We are all solidly behind you and the country as a whole wish you well. Let no team stand in your way in your quest for triumph here.

“The first time Nigeria won a trophy, it was the U- 17 men, so please make the difference and be the first female U-17 to win another trophy for Nigeria.

“Nigeria is set to celebrate with winners so please just do this and write your name in gold and make history” advised Obi.

Flamingoes play their first match this Saturday against Canada by 5:00pm local time which is 1:00pm Nigeria time.

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