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U-17 WWC: Flamingos target quarter-final ticket against Chile

Nigeria’s Flamingos will seek a place in the quarter-final of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup when they take on Chile in their final group game on Monday (today).

The encounter is billed for the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar.

Bankole Olowookere’s side occupy second position in the group and need a draw to scale through to the knockout round.

The Nigerian ladies started their campaign on a disappointing note, going down to a 2-1 defeat against Germany.

The West Africans, however, bounced back by thrashing New Zealand 4-0 in their second game.

Head Coach, Olowookere has assured that his girls will not take their feet off the pedal against the South Americans.

“We are ready for another three points. We had a good win over New Zealand but I’m not happy we lost so many scoring chances. We cannot afford to do that against Chile.

“We are very focused because nothing has been won yet. It is another game in which we must give our very best and ensure we get a win,” Olowookere told thenff.com.

Should they proceed, the Flamingos will face either Brazil or the United States of America in the quarter-final.

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