U-17 World Cup: Thank God we did not leave India empty-handed, says Flamingos coach Bankole

Coach of the Nigeria’s Under-17 women’s side to the FIFA World Cup in India, Bakole Olowookere, is delighted that his girls did not leave India empty-handed after winning the bronze medals at the expense of the German side.

The Nigerian girls won their first-ever FIFA World Cup bronze medals after a 3-2 penalty shootout win over Germany following a dramatic 3-3 draw in Mumbai.

Victory made it a joyous Sunday for Nigeria, and history-making Coach Olowookere said: “I am a very happy man that we did not leave India empty-handed. It has been a great tournament with a lot of lessons learnt. We give God the glory.”

President of the NFF, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau, who has been with the team in India since the quarter-final stage, was delighted with the triumph. “This is a victory for the Government and good people of Nigeria. The girls and their technical and administrative crew did very well to win something from this tournament and give Nigeria joy. I commend their determination and commitment to a noble goal.”

Meanwhile, the victorious Flamingos will fly back into Nigeria at noon on Tuesday.

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