Jordan 2016: We Will Play For Victory – Pieters

By Rachael Ugiagbe

The Baby Gladiators of Namibia.   Photo Credit: NFA
The Baby Gladiators of Namibia.
Photo Credit: NFA 


Captain of Namibia’s U-17 women national team, Sharon Pieters says the team will play for victory when they take on Nigeria in the return leg qualifier of the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan.

Having lost 4-0 in the first leg, a fortnight ago in Nigeria, the Baby Gladiators will try to overturn the huge deficit to advance to the final phase of the African qualifiers.

“We ave the confidence to win at home and it will be perfect for us to do so in front of our home crowd. We fought very hard in the second half in Nigeria and if we can do that and more here we can get something out,” states Pieters

“We deserve something for all our efforts. The technical team has worked on our mistakes and we are ready to face them again.

Pieters further added that qualification to the next stage is impossible but in football anything is possible.

“Only a miracle can help us to qualify. They (Nigeria) are a great talent of players and we need to approach the game with a mindset of trying to do our best.

“Playing teams like Nigeria can motivate you and we are motivated to disappoint them”, says the 15 year old central defender.

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