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Flamingoes Land In Jordan

Posted: Sep 27, 2016 at 7:18 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Nigeria’s U-17 Women National Team, Flamingoes, flew into Jordan on
Tuesday morning aboard an Emirates Airline flight from Dubai. The
contingent had flown out of Abuja aboard another Emirates Airline
flight on Monday night.
The 32 –member delegation comprising of 21 players, 9 Officials, NFF
Assistant Technical Director, Abdulrafiu Yusuf and Head of Women
Football, Ruth David were on board the same Emirates Airline flight
from Dubai with Group C opponents, Korea Democratic People’s Republic.
The airplane landed at the Queen Alia International Airport, Amman at
9.25am Jordan time on Tuesday.
The Nigeria delegation was received by Head of Chancery, Nigerian
Embassy, Abdulhamid Aminu and Ernest Orogun, the Communications
Officer, as well as members of the Local Organizing Committee of the
5th FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup. The players and officials later left
for Le Royal Hotels and Resorts, Amman where they are lodged.
The Flamingoes will resume training on Wednesday. The three –time
quarter finalists will play their opener against Brazil on Nigeria’s
Independence Day (1st October) by 4pm Jordan time (2pm Nigeria),
before games against England and Korea DPR at the Amman International
Stadium. It is worthy of note that only 22 seconds were on the clock
at New Zealand 2008 when Nigeria’s Soo Adekwagh scored not only the
fastest goal in the history of the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup, but in
any FIFA women’s competition.