By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com-Nigeria
Nigeria Women Under 17 football team, Flamingoes will travel to Guinea for their first round first leg clash on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.
The Olowookere Bankole tutored side were able to play three (3) friendly matches ahead of Guinea clash scoring 14 goals and conceding 4 goals. Flamingoes defeated Mees Palace U13 3-2, Abuja All Stars Ladies 6-1 before thrashing Naija Ratels 5-0 with Osun Babes’ Yemisi Samuel scoring 7 goals in 3 matches for Flamingoes.
“It’s been so challenging for me because there are a lot of talented players playing my role. With the help of God and hardwork I put during training session, I have been able to overcome the challenges.” Yemisi Samuel said.
“As a Striker, I think the main goal of a striker should be scoring goals, putting the ball into the net. By doing that, it will make my team win their opponents as well as with the help of coaches. My coach do say that the first thing a striker should think of is scoring goals and that is what I have been doing with God’s help and I hope to score more goals when we play Guinea.” Flamingoes highest goal scorer conclude.
The first leg of the encounter between Guinea and Nigeria will hold in Conakry on Sunday, 1st March, 2020, and the return leg at Soccer Temple, Agege Stadium, Lagos, a fortnight after.
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