Bankole Olowokere, the head coach of the Nigerian U-17 Women’s national team, has confidently stated that his squad will perform well at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World cup which is slated to start on October 11 and 30 in India.
According to him, they’ve been training hard, and have been playing some warm-up matches to prepare them ahead of the tournament, and the way he currently sees his team, he’s very confident that they’ll do well in India.
He also said that considering their performance in the qualifying matches, he’s very assured that other countries will be scared of them.
He further added that they don’t know much about their group opponents, but they’ll prepare adequately for each match with all confidence and without fear.
“We have been working very hard and playing a series of warm-up games and the response to training and game plan by the girls is what is giving me the optimism that we are going to India to do well. I know our group is a very difficult one with Germany, New Zealand, and Chile, but we will try and qualify for the knockout stage and forge ahead,” Olowokere said
“We have been working very hard and playing a series of warm-up games and the response to training and game plan by the girls is what is giving me the optimism that we are going to India to do well. I know our group is a very difficult one with Germany, New Zealand, and Chile, but we will try and qualify for the knockout stage and forge ahead,”
“I won’t say we are ready now but with the planned training tour proposed by the NFF and a little more tactical tweak in the way we played in the qualifying matches, we shall be a big threat to any country in India. I hope to trim the team to competition size before we travel probably next week.”
Nigeria is in the group B category alongside Germany Chile and New Zealand.
The U-20 Women’s World cup in Costa Rica has concluded some months ago with Spain emerging as winners, the super Falconets were knocked out at the quarter-finals. We earnestly hope that the flamingos will bring us the cup.
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