2014U17WWC: Sports Minister Charges Flamingoes on Trophy
The Federal Government of Nigeria has charged the country’s U17 Women football team to win the ongoing FIFA U17 Women World Cup going on in Costa Rica.
The Minister and Chairman of the National Sports Commission (NSC), Dr. Tammy Danagogo, who gave this charge on behalf of the government on Monday, called on the team to sustain its current form and bring home the World Cup home just as its male counterpart did last year.
The Flamingoes thrashed their Mexican counterpart 3-0 early this morning in a match dominated by the Nigerian side who, according to the Minister has “shown consistency and improved understanding of football in the Mundial.”
He commended the “Nigerian spirit” displayed by the players by refusing to be intimidated by the Mexicans who had in earlier matches at the Group stage demonstrated invincibility.
“The defeat of the Mexicans by a clear 3 goals margin has shown that the team is ready to be another symbol of the Transformation Agenda of President Gooodluck Jonathan in all facets of our life and especially sports,” the Minister enthused.
The Coach of the Flamingoes, Nkiyu Bala, it will be recalled, had earlier boasted at the commencement of the competition that the Flamingoes would make the country proud at the football fiesta.
While calling on the team to fulfill its promise to the country, the Minister urged them to redouble their efforts especially at the knock-out stage where they are set to meet another big football nation, Spain.