With less than a month to the female U-17 World cup in Costa Rica, Nigeria U17 women has intensified preparations with a 2-0 victory over the country’s women league champions, Nasarawa Amazons, in a friendly match in Abuja.
Goals from Uche Kanu and Onyebuchi Goodness in separate halves, handed the Faro-bound women the victory in the tie, played at the FIFA Goal Project Centre on Wednesday.
The coach Bala Nkiyu led wards through Uche Kanu grabbed the lead in the 7th minute and later saw several attempts on goal off target in the first half with Aminat, Chiwnedu both recording a miss.
However, Nasarawa Amazons failed to find a breakthrough for an equalizer as the resilient Nigeria flamingoes sealed up its defense line. Unfortunately, the HamzaAbdullahi led women lost hope when Onyebuchi Goodness fired home to make it 2-0 for the Flamingoes.
Interestingly, the 2-0 victory over the Amazons became the second victory for the Flamingoes after an earlier 2-1 victory in Lafia during their Federation tour.
Meanwhile, a 34-man delegation of the Nigeria cadet women team made up 25 players and 9 officials are expected to leave the country for a training tour in Faro, Portugal on Friday.