Flamingoes to camp in Abuja

by News24

Lagos - Flamingoes are expected to camp in the capital of Nigeria, Abuja ahead of the beginning of their 2016 U-17 World Cup Qualifiers against either Botswana or Namibia.

A top official of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) told News24 that the choice of Abuja was deeply thought of, considering the need to have the best facility to prepare the team for the task that lies ahead.

He however declined to mention the name of the coach expected to pilot the affairs of the team.

Top sources have claimed that either Bala Nikiyu, Obi Ogbala or Ann Chijiene will be handed the job.

"We need the best facility to be at our peak to qualify for the tournament as all Nigerians expect."

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Defending the choice of venue further, the official said, "the weather condition in Abuja is perfect and there won't be any form of distraction ahead of the qualifiers which begins on 8th January, 2016.

The team is expected to start camping by the first week of December, according to the official.

News24 was reliably informed that the likes of Ajibade Rasheedat, Edewor Precious, Rafiat Sule, Onyinye Okeke, Fubianna Briggs, Mary Ologbosere, Mercy Vincent, Rita Akarekor, Cynthia Aku, Vivian Ikechukwu and a host of others will be invited by the yet to be named head coach of the team.

The 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup will be the 5th edition of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, the biennial international women's youth football championship contested by the under-17 national teams of the member associations of FIFA.

The tournament will be held in Jordan from 30 September to 21 October 2016.

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