BY JUDITH NWABIA
Nigeria’s U-17 Women National Team, Flamingoes, arrived Jordan yesterday morning ahead of Saturday’s opening Group C clash with Brazil in the Fifa U-17 Women’s World Cup.
The delegation comprised of 21 players, nine officials, NFF Assistant Technical Director, Abdulrafiu Yusuf and Head of Women Football, Ruth David.
The three –time quarter finalists will play their opener against Brazil on Nigeria’s Independence Day (1st October) by 4pm Jordan time (2pm Nigeria), before games against England and Korea DPR at the Amman International Stadium.
It is worthy of note that only 22 seconds were on the clock at New Zealand 2008 when Nigeria’s Soo Adekwagh scored not only the fastest goal in the history of the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup, but in any FIFA women’s competition.
The players and officials are lodged at Le Royal Hotels and Resorts, Amman and the team will resume their training activities on Wednesday.
THE FULL LIST
Goalkeepers: Chiamaka Nnadozie (Rivers Angels); Christiana Obia (Martins Whyte Doves); Agatha Thompson (Young Talent FC)
Defenders: Abidemi Ibe (Ibom Angels); Patience Dike (COD United Ladies); Ijeoma Kenneth (Rivers Angels); Ebunoluwa Adeboye (Rivers Angels); Akudo Ogbonna (FC Robo); Joy Michael (Young Talent FC); Opeyemi Sunday (Sunshine Queens), Happiness Titus (Greater Tomorrow Academy)
Midfielders: Christy Ucheibe (Capital City Doves); Peace Efih (Edo Queens); Folashade Ijamilusi (Spring Soca Academy)
Forwards: Oghenebrume Ikekhua (Delta Queens); Mercy Omokwo (Abia Angels); Rasheedat Ajibade (FC Robo); Arit Itu (Rivers Angels); Chidinma Okeke (FC Robo); Cynthia Aku (Rivers Angels); Mary-Ann Ezenagu (Delta Queens)