Flamingoes’ Head Coach, Bala Nikyu, has selected his final list of 21 players to represent Nigeria at the 5th FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup beginning in Jordan on Friday. The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, in a statement in Abuja on Saturday by Ademola Olajire, its Assistant Director of Communications, said the team would depart Nigeria on Monday. It said the delegation of players and officials would leave aboard an Emirates Airline flight from Abuja on Monday night. The competition is holding from Friday September 30 to Friday October 21. Nigeria play Brazil on October 1 before matches against Korea DPR and England on October 4 and October 8 respectively in the group phase.
THE TEAM LIST
Goalkeepers: Chiamaka Nnadozie (Rivers Angels); Christiana Obia (Martins Whyte Doves); Agatha Thompson (Young Talents FC)
Defenders: Abidemi Ibe (Ibom Angels); Patience Dike (COD United Ladies); Ijeoma Kenneth (Rivers Angels); Ebunoluwa Adeboye (Rivers Angels); Akudo Ogbonna (FC Robo); Joy Michael (Young Talents FC); Opeyemi Sunday (Sunshine Queens), Happiness Titus (Greater Tomorrow Academy)
Midfielders: Christy Ucheibe (Capital City Doves); Peace Efih (Edo Queens); Folashade Ijamilusi (Spring Soca Academy)
Forwards: Oghenebrume Ikekhua (Delta Queens); Mercy Omokwo (Abia Angels); Rasheedat Ajibade (FC Robo); Arit Itu (Rivers Angels); Chidinma Okeke (FC Robo); Cynthia Aku (Rivers Angels); Mary-Ann Ezenagu (Delta Queens)