We will beat Brazil for Nigeria’s independence party – Flamingoes
Ahead of today’s opener against Brazil, Coach of the Flamingoes, Bala Nikyu has assured that his girls have what it takes to achieve victory.
Nikyu said during the pre-match conference for both teams, after Flamingoes’ official training session yesterday afternoon at the King Abdullah II International Stadium in Amman that his girls know what they are up against and will take every game serious.
“We have been in camp working hard towards making our mark at this World Cup. Nigeria has always been participating in this category of the Women’s World Cup and we don’t want to replicate past mistakes. We want to do well and surpass previous records.”
When asked if lack of International exposure for the girls will affect them, Nikyu said it doesn’t matter how long you have spend playing friendlies on the global scale. “What matters is the determination of the players and that element of luck, which also plays a part in the game of football.”
Coach of Brazil U-17 girls, Luizao said his girls have been training for three years since missing out on qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in Costa Rica, and insisted they want to do well and aiming for a long run in the competition.
Flamingoes Captain, Rasheedat Ajibade said they are in a confident mood going into today’s game and are targeting to perform well, rewrite history and go far in the competition.
The Flamingoes will confront Brazil in the opening match of group C at 4pm local time (2pm Nigerian time) on today at the 12,000 –capacity King Abdullah II International Stadium in Amman.