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India 2020: NFF tasks Flamingos ahead re-match with Guinea

victorious Flamingos get Covid-19 greetings in Lagos

 

The nation’s female U-17 side the Flamingos, have been told to avoid distractions and maintain momentum as they seek qualification for this year’s FIFA U-17 women’s world cup in India.

First Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation Seyi Akinwunmi who gave the charge noted that the Nigerian lads have all it takes to rattle their opponents but must remain focused to prove that they the team to beat.

He hailed the girls for making mincemeat of their Guinea counterparts in the first leg of the first round in Conakry.

First Vice President of NFF Seyi Akinwunmi addressing victorious Flamingos

He however avoided giving the girls handshakes or high fives, preferring to offer them the now popular Covid-19 greeting which has been forced on all and sundry by the ravaging effect of Coronavirus.

The Flamingos returned to Lagos Monday afternoon after a 6-1 demolition of their Guinea counterparts in Conakry.

Three countries will be representing Africa at the World cup billed for India November 2nd -21 in five cities of Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Guwahati Ahmedabad and Navi Mumbai.

The Flamingos will host Guinea in the second leg of the first round on Saturday at the Agege Stadium.

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Osun Babes striker Yemisi Samuel who grabbed a hatrick in the first leg at the September 28 Stadium in Conakry will no doubt be looking forward to re-enacting the feat in front of home supporters.

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