Maigari Wants Flamingoes To Sustain Momentum

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Alhaji Aminu Maigari has called on the U-17 Women National Team, Flamingoes, to go all out for victory in Sunday’s final Group D clash with Mexico at the on-going 4th FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica.
The NFF President spoke in Alajuela while praising the girls for their strong mentality that shone through in the 2-1 defeat of Colombia on Wednesday, which shot the Flamingoes into the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup quarter finals for the third successive time.
“Against China and Colombia, you showed excellent mentality and took the three points without brooking any debate. For me, the NFF and the entire Nigeria football family, there is still a long way to go.
“I do not align with those people who feel that Sunday’s clash with the Mexicans is an academic affair. Yes, we are already in the quarter finals. But it is important that we go for a win in that game in order to sustain our winning mentality”, Maigari said.
The NFF President continued: “I am proud of what you have done so far in this tournament. We are winning, so we should sustain that winning mentality to carry us all the way to the trophy. If we rest on our oars against Mexico, we will lose the momentum and the winning
Victories over China and Colombia made Nigeria one of the countries to reach the last eight with one match to spare, joining fellow African flag-bearers Ghana, Italy, Venezuela, Japan and Mexico.
“Once you learn to win, you don’t rest on your oars. No hostage-taking. That was the mentality that took the Golden Eaglets to the world title in the United Arab Emirates last year and I know it will serve you girls well here in Costa Rica”, added Maigari.
Nigeria take on Mexico on Sunday with one eye on their quarter final clash with the winner of Group C, scheduled for Thursday.

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