The seventh version of the FIFA U17 Ladies’s World Cup finals start in India on Tuesday, with Nigeria’s U17 ladies, Flamingos saddled with one of many hardest nuts to crack, Germany, as their first opponents.
Each international locations take to the Pandit Jawaharlal Stadium in Goa as from 8pm India time (4pm Nigeria time) in what’s the second match of Group B, concurrently hosts India tackle USA on the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar in what’s the official opening match of the competitors.
Earlier, as from 12.30pm Nigeria time, Nigeria’s group B opponents Chile and New Zealand will conflict in Goa, whereas group A groups Morocco and Brazil additionally battle it out in Bhubaneswar.
The biennial competitors for the world’s teenage girl-child, launched in New Zealand in 2008, didn’t happen within the 12 months 2020 on account of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.
On the final version held in Uruguay in 2018, Germany scooped a lot of the particular person honours, with Clàudia Pina rising participant of the match and Catalina Coll the very best goalkeeper. Pina additionally shared the highest scorer’s award with Ghana’s Mukarama Abdulai, with seven targets every.
Head Coach Bankole Olowookere assured on Monday that his ladies know what they’re up towards on the Pandit Jawaharlal Stadium on Tuesday. “We’re excited to be beginning the match by enjoying towards one of many strongest girls groups within the universe. It’s a good problem as a result of in case you’re going to win trophies, it’s essential to beat the very best groups.
“Our focus is on getting the three factors at stake, which can enhance our confidence for the remaining video games of the group section and going ahead within the competitors.”
Nigeria should keep away from the quicksands that sucked them in approach again of their final look in 2016, once they misplaced 0-1 to Brazil, drew with England after which acquired trashed by eventual champions North Korea to crash out at group stage.
“Enjoying a powerful workforce originally mustn’t current any apprehension. It is a chance to begin along with your finest workforce and finest ways, and be vigilant to make the most of the alternatives and prospects that current themselves inside the 90 minutes,” Olowookere added.
After a 10-day coaching camp within the Turkish metropolis of Kocaeli, and a barnstorming African qualifying marketing campaign that noticed them profitable 5 of six matches towards Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt and Ethiopia, Olowokeere believes his Flamingos are prepared for the massive duels.
The DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai is the opposite venue that can host matches throughout the competitors.
After their first match of the marketing campaign towards Germany in Goa on Tuesday, Nigeria will tackle 2018 World Cup bronze medallists New Zealand on Friday, 14th October additionally in Goa (as from 12.30pm), earlier than flying to Bhubaneswar to tackle Chile on Monday, 17th October (additionally as from 12.30pm).
Africa’s different representatives – Morocco and Tanzania – even have their work minimize out, with Morocco enjoying hosts India, USA and Brazil in group Some time Tanzania are up towards Japan, Canada and France in group D.
Cup holders Spain head group C that additionally contains defending vice-champions Mexico, Colombia and China.
21 FLAMINGOS TO FLY NIGERIA’S FLAG IN INDIA:
Goalkeepers: Religion Omilana; Linda Jiwuaku; Jessica Inyiama
Defenders: Olamide Oyinlola; Josephine Edafe; Consolation Folorunsho; Miracle Usani; Tumininu Adeshina; Blessing Sunday; Alase Attervall; Immaculata Offiong
Midfield: Chidera Okenwa; Blessing Emmanuel; Mary Aderemi; Bisola Mosaku; Taiwo Afolabi
Ahead: Omowunmi Bello; Opeyemi Ajakaye; Edidiong Etim; Alvine Dah-Zossu; Yetunde Ayantosho
GROUP A: India, USA, Morocco, Brazil
GROUP B: Germany, Nigeria, Chile, New Zealand
GROUP C: Spain, Colombia, Mexico, China
GROUP D: Japan, Tanzania, Canada, France