Can Congo Cause An Upset In Benin Against Nigeria This Weekend?


The Flamingos will be hoping to fly to the next phase of the Under-17 women's world cup qualifiers when they square off against the young ladies from Congo this weekend.

With the first leg ending 3:0 in Kinshasa in favour of Nigeria, the general consensus is that the second leg will be a mere walkover for the flamboyant colleens. However, the coach of the side Bankole Olowookere does not particularly see it that way.


"This second leg should not be viewed as a walkover," said coach Olowookere.


"There is still much work to be done in improving aspects of our game. We will approach the game as if we did not score any goals in the first leg. We will resist approaching it as if the match was already won." Said the coach.


Striker Blessing Emmanuel - who scored one of the goals in the first leg - said she can't promise to hit the back of the net again this time as providing an assist that will help the team achieve its overall objectives will be more than sufficient.


"The end product is for Nigeria to come out victorious," she said.


The match will be played on Saturday March 19th at 16:00 hours in the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium.

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