Super Falcons captain Evelyn Nwabuoku, has tipped the Flamingoes for victory when they square off against their Namibian counterparts in Friday’s return leg qualifier for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan.
The Nigerian team holds the advantage going into the contest having won the first leg 4-0 a fortnight ago at the Abuja National Stadium.
“We have a very good squad and I believe they will finish the job in Namibia. They should remain focused, try and score more goals and not get carried away as complacency in the match might reduce their chances of qualifying for the world cup in Jordan later this year.” she advised.
On the matter of the NFF scrapping match bonuses for national youth teams, Evelyn said: “Bonus or no bonus, I know the girls will come back victorious. As humans, they may feel bad for not receiving their well deserved bonuses, they should try and concentrate on qualifying first and I do sincerely hope that the NFF will change their mind on this policy,” Nwabuoku told SR Sport.
Nigeria have never failed to qualify for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup finals since it began in New Zealand in 2008.
The winner between Nigeria and Namibia will progress to the final round of qualifiers to take on South Africa following the withdrawal of Zambia.