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Flamingoes target victory over Ethiopia




Head Coach BalaNikyu says his Nigeria U - 17 girls , Flamingoes, are prepared to beat their Ethiopian opponents to guarantee a place in the final round of African qualifiers for next year ’ s U - 17 Women’ s World Cup in Uruguay.
The first leg of the tie in Addis Ababa two weeks ago ended 1 - 1 .

“ We are much prepared even than we were for the first leg in Addis Ababa. Collectively , we have worked on the noted areas of weaknesses and we are good to go for Saturday in Benin, ” Nikyu told [thenff.com thenff.com].
The Flamingoes, who have participated in every edition of the FIFA U - 17 Women’ s World Cup since the competition began in New Zealand nine years ago , are favourites to sail into the final round of the series and earn a berth in the sixth edition in South America .

Joy Jerry put the Nigerians in front after 20 minutes as they struggled to cope with the biting weather but Ethiopia equalised in the second half with a free - kick from 35 metres.

The winners on aggregate take on the winners of the Cameroon /Algeria fixture in the final round of the series . Cameroon defeated Algeria 4- 0 away in Algiers a fortnight ago .

The 6th FIFA U - 17 Women’ s World Cup finals holds in Uruguay from November 20 to December 13, 2018

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