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Flamingoes Goalkeepers: the best on the continent ahead of Congo clash?

Updated: Mar 1, 2022

Leading up to the much anticipated first round Under 17 Women's World Cup qualifiers against Congo, Nigeria's Flamingoes goalkeeping department is very much in solid and safe hands.

The fabulous foursome of Christiana Uzoma (Nasarawa Amazons); Faith Omilana (Honey Baggers); Jessica Inyama (Immaculate Queens); and Odinaka Nweke (Rivers Angels) have been in inspired form as the team prepares for a compelling performance against Congo.

In one of their tune up matches this month, these delightful damsels kept a clean sheet in the 13:0 whitewashing of WACO Ladies in Abuja.

In the recently concluded senior Afcon Women's qualifier away to Ivory Coast, Super Falcons goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie pulled a rabbit out her hat with a penalty save of deluxe quality to keep the pendulum squarely swinging in Nigeria's favour. In fact, in Chiamaka Nnadozie and Tochukwu Oluehi, Nigeria boasts of arguably two of best women goalkeepers in the continent presently.

These Flamingoes goalkeepers of Uzoma, Omilana, Inyama and Nweke all expect to follow in the fantastic footsteps of their Super Falcons elder sisters.

And they all come across as being precocious.

Strong, compelling performances in the qualifiers will see them play at the Under 17 World Cup where their unique skills will be on display for all to see.

And hopefully, the selected first choice goalkeeper can help Nigeria break new grounds at the World Cup by going beyond the quarter finals this time around, should they qualify.

But for now, it's one qualifier at a time. The Congo contest will be another opportunity to see what these qualitiy colleens can conjure.

Fans are neck deep in anticipation!

The Full Flamingos Squad

Goalkeepers: Christiana Uzoma (Nasarawa Amazons); Faith Omilana (Honey Baggers); Jessica Inyama (Immaculate Queens); Odinaka Nweke (Rivers Angels)

Defenders: Sharon Onwere (Skillful Feature); Loveth Boigyande (Honey Baggers); Vera Samuel (Royal Queens); Comfort Folorunsho (Delta Queens); Blessing Sunday (Edo Queens); Mistura Yusuf (FC Robo); Tumininu Adesina (Naija Ratels); Sandra John (Rivers Angels); Olamide Oyinlola (Naija Ratels)

Midfielders: Imoh Jones (Ibom Angels); Obianuju Akwubo (Osun Babes); Joy Igbokwe (Mees Palace); Taiwo Aseere (Honey Baggers); Mary Popoola (Sunshine Queens); Aminat Folorunsho (Lakeside Academy); Blessing Solomon (Taraba Queens); Taiwo Afolabi (Delta Queens); Cynthia Mega (Prince Eletu Queens); Miracle Usani (Abia Angels); Olaronke Ola (Royaltom Queens)

Forwards: Priscilla Omeje (Nasarawa Amazons); Precious Daniel (Waco Girls); Alvine Dah-Zossu (Osun Babes); Halimat Yusuf (Kwara Ladies); Chidera Okenwa (Heartland Queens); Mercy Itimi (Bayelsa Queens); Aminat Bello (SGH Amazons); Kafayat Mafisere (Edo Queens); Raheemot Adebayo (FC Robo); Onyinyechi Kalu (Imo Angels); Kesiena Ojiyoiwi (Osun Babes)

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