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Soccer News of Thursday, 28 April 2022


Flamingos coach names strong squad for World Cup qualifier against Egypt

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Flamingos Head Coach Bankole Olowookere has named 23 players for the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup third round, second clash against Egypt.

Team captain Alvine Dah-Zossu, goalkeeper Faith Omilana, defenders Comfort Folorunsho, Miracle Usani and Blessing Sunday, midfielders Taiwo Afolabi and Blessing Emmanuel, and forwards Opeyemi Ajakaiye, Anastasia Atume and Omowunmi Bello have made the cut alongside 13 others.

Nigeria won the first meeting at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja 4-0 last weekend, thanks to a brace from Omowunmi Bello and a goal each from Opeyemi Ajakaiye and Miracle Usani.

The game is slated for Saturday at the Petrosports Stadium, Cairo and the team is expected to depart the shore of Nigeria later today.

The winner on aggregate will qualify for the final round of the African series, where it will await the winner of the Ethiopia/South Africa fixture.

This year’s FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup will hold in India, 11th – 30th October.


Goalkeepers:Faith Omilana, Linda Jiwuaku

Defenders: Blessing Sunday; Comfort Folorunsho; Tumininu Adeshina; Olamide Oyinlola; Josephine Edafe; Miracle Usani; Confidence Nwoha; Mistura Yusuf.

Midfielders: Blessing Emmanuel; Taiwo Afolabi; Chidera Okenwa; Joy Igbokwe.

Forwards: Omowunmi Bello; Mercy Itimi; Alvine Dah-Zossu; Anastasia Atume; Opeyemi Ajakaiye; Yetunde Ayantosho; Judith Okah; Bisola Mosaku; Raheemot Adebayo.