Flamingos Okay Ghana Test For World Cup

Head Coach of the Nigeria U-17 Women’s team, Bala Nkiyu has described the scheduled double-headed friendly matches with their Ghanaian counterparts “as a welcome development”.
Both teams are among African representatives for the 4th FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup taking place in Costa Rica from 15 March to 4 April, 2014.
Earlier in the week, the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF and the Ghana Football , GFA, finalised arrangements for a two-legged friendly between the U-17 girls.
Nkiyu said that the friendly against Ghana will be a good and tough test for his wards in view of their preparation for the World Cup.
Nkiyu applauded the commitment and sacrifices of the NFF to ensure the team get the best of preparation for the competition.
“Sincerely, immediately we got the news, I, my technical crew and players were delighted. We are grateful to the Federation for availing us such a good test match against Ghana, as both teams will be playing at the World Cup”.
The one-time Super Falcons assistant coach however, urged the players to give it the fight of their lives when they face the Ghanaians, admitting that their West African rivals will not be any easy nut to crack.
He also said that he has encouraged his wards to go all out for victory in their final training tour friendly against Delta Queens.
“I’ve spoken to the players that they need to step up their games and prove we are indomitable by any side in the World. Playing Ghana will be a tough one for us, but it came at the right time for us to know our strength. We have a game against Delta Queens; I told them, we need nothing but victory”. he added.
The first leg of the two-leg friendly against Ghana will take place at the National Stadium, Abuja on Sunday, 2 February, while the return leg will be played at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday, 9 February.
The Nigeria U-17 girls will play Delta Queens at 4pm Nigerian time on Wednesday in Oleh Delta state.


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