U17 WWC Qualifiers: NWFL stars make up Flamingos squad

U17 WWC Qualifiers: NWFL stars make up Flamingos squad

Nigeria U17 women’s coach, Bankole Olowookere has included 19 players from the Nigeria Women’s Football League (NWFL) in his 25-woman squad for next month’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup qualifying fixture against Burkina Faso.

The West African countries lock horns for the first leg of the penultimate qualifying round in Ouagadougou on May 12 before returning to the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja for the second leg scheduled for May 18.

The Flamingos reached the third round of the African qualifiers after humiliating the Central African Republic 12-0 over two legs.

Olowookere’s team has four goalkeepers, seven defenders, seven midfielders and seven forwards.

Nigeria are aiming to qualify for the U17 Women’s World Cup that will take place in the Dominican Republic in October after winning bronze at the last edition of the tournament in India.

Full List

Goalkeepers: Christiana Uzoma (Edo Queens); Elizabeth Boniface (Kwara Ladies); Sylvia Echefu (Confluence Queens); Favour Edward (Naija Ratels)

Defenders: Prisca Nwachukwu (Imo Strikers); Jumai Adebayo (Naija Ratels); Taiwo Adegoke (Remo Stars Ladies); Oluwatoyin Olowookere (Ekiti Queens); Rokibat Azeez (Royal Queens); Hannah Ibrahim (Remo Stars Ladies); Vivian Ekezie (Heartland Queens)

Midfielders: Taiwo Afolabi (Delta Queens); Mary Aderemi (Bayelsa Queens); Ololade Isiaka (Abia Angels); Farida Abdulwahab (Nasarawa Amazons); Shakirat Moshood (Bayelsa Queens); Oghenemairo Obruthe (City Sports); Queen Joseph (Fosla Academy)

Forwards: Edidiong Etim (Bayelsa Queens); Yetunde Ayantosho (Heartland Queens); Harmony Chidi (Imo Strikers); Kudirat Arogundade (Green Foot); Ramota Kareem (Honey Badgers); Aisha Animashaun (Naija Ratels); Peace Effiong (Rivers Angels).

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