Flamingoes players celebrating after scoring
First Vice president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Chief Mike Okeke Umeh has charged the National U-17 female team, the Flamingoes to go for glory in the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Azerbaijan.
Speaking during his visit to the team’s camp, Umeh, who expressed delight at the exploits of the team in Azerbaijan said he had never seen a Nigerian team win with such a margin as recorded in the game against hosts, Azerbaijan.
"I have come here to appreciate you and not to distract you. I have not seen a Nigerian team win with such a goal margin as you did against Azerbaijan. Each time you play, we are all glued to our television sets back home in Nigeria and we are solidly behind you.
“We are praying for you and we know that the match against Colombia is a foregone conclusion. Please do your best to qualify for the semi final. Nobody gave you guys a chance but we thank God every thing is going well," he said.
Responding, Captain of the team, Victoria Aidelomon said they are happy to receive the Vice President whilst also saying that they were going for the kill against Colombia.
"I and the girls are happy to see you our father here to cheer and support us". We assure you that we will win our last game against Colombia to get to the quarterfinals,” said Aidelomon.
Similarly, Coach Peter Dedevbo said that he was going for and all-out attack against Colombia.
"What ever strategy they use against us it will not affect us, as my players are strong. We will go all out for victory and get the maximum points at stake that is our focus.
“We don't want to bother ourselves about any strong team. We are taking it one game at a time. Our highest goal scorer is a young girl, I am happy because the attackers are scoring goals and are not selfish,” said Dedevbo.
Chinwe Ihezuo is the highest goal scorer so far in the tournament with six goals, while the youngest goal scorer in the FIFA U -17 tournament so far is Aminat Yakubu.