By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Coach of Nigeria’s national U17 ladies, Bankole Olowookere has lamented the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Flamingoes FIFA U17 women world cup qualification which would have been sorted over two legs next month against Ghana’s U17 ladies but would now have to wait after the Confederation of African Football (CAF) postponed the two-legged fixture indefinitely.
Olowookere speaking in a chat with www.brila.net said he just can’t wait for all of this pandemic to be over so as to get back in the pursuit of picking one of Africa’s three FIFA U17 women world cup spot later this year in India although which is also under serious threat as well with the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic.
“I’ve never found myself in this kind of situation before and having a national assignment in my hand, I know what it means to get the qualification so I can’t just wait for us to get the ticket in our hands. So this Coronavirus pandemic is just like a total delay.”
Kick442.com had earlier reported that the Flamingos as the Nigeria side are fondly called defeated Guinea 1-6 in Conakry and 5-1 in Lagos to complete an 11-2 aggregate scoreline.
After Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Nigeria will play Ghana in the final qualification round for FIFA U-17 World Cup ticket.
Ghana will host Nigeria in the first leg before the return leg in Nigeria which will likely take place at Soccer Temple, Agege Stadium, Lagos, Nigeria, the home venue where Nigeria defeated Guinea 5-1 on Saturday, March 14, 2020.
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