President of Nigeria Soccer Federation, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau will likely be on the forefront of the assist group when the nation’s U17 ladies, Flamingoes deal with Colombia within the semi-finals of this 12 months’s FIFA U17 Girls’s World Cup in Goa on Wednesday.
The NFF boss, who has spoken with the gamers and officers severally throughout their earlier video games within the match, will bodily witness the semi-final showdown on the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Goa.
It’s the first semi-final, beginning at 4pm (12noon Nigeria time) with the second semi-final between Germany and Spain to kick off three-and-half hours later.
Victory over Colombia – who defeated the one different African staff to make the knockout stage, Tanzania 3-0 within the final eight – will shoot the Flamingoes into Sunday’s last.
The Flamingoes’ odyssey in India has had an uncanny resemblance to that of the Nigeria U20 ladies, Falconets in Germany 12 years in the past, no less than from the quarter-final stage.
In 2010, in what was the primary worldwide match for any Nigeria staff below the presidency of Alhaji Aminu Maigari, the Falconets had overwhelmed america 4-2 in a penalty shootout in a FIFA U20 Girls’s World Cup quarter-final after each groups tied 1-1 in regulation time in Augsburg.
4 days later, a 2nd minute aim by Ebere Orji on the Bielefelder Alm within the metropolis of Bielefeld condemned Colombia to defeat within the semi last, and the Falconets squared as much as Germany within the last.
The Flamingoes are the primary Nigeria staff to be concerned in a match in the course of the presidency of Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau. They’ve overwhelmed america in a penalty shootout after 1-1 attract a World Cup quarter-final, and now await Colombia within the semi-finals.
It’s also outstanding that Germany, Nigeria’s opponents within the last in Germany 12 years in the past, are additionally within the semi-finals in India.
They play Spain within the second semi-final on Wednesday.