Nigeria’s U-17 girls are pumped up to do the hard work away from home by scoring as many goals as possible against hosts Ethiopia when both teams clash in an U-17 Women’s World Cup final round, first leg encounter in Addis Ababa on Friday (today).

Fourteen goals for and none against is the tally of the Nigerian girls in this campaign, after 8-0 and 6-0 aggregate wins over DR Congo and Egypt respectively. Having won their two away games in the series, the Flamingos are determined to achieve another handsome win that will all but hand them the ticket to the finals in India in October this year.

The Nigeria delegation arrived in Addis Ababa on Wednesday night – which was at the behest of the technical crew as Ethiopia is high altitude territory.

Head coach Bankole Olowookere told that his players were upbeat ahead of today’s encounter and would go all out for a win.

“We are confident. It is going to be a tough game no doubt, because the Ethiopians are also a good team. That’s why we have worked hard in the past weeks to perfect observed weak points. The girls know what is at stake and they will throw everything into the fray.”

The match will hold at the Abebe Bekila Stadium in Addis Ababa from 4pm Ethiopian time (2pm Nigerian time) and will be superintended by Namibian officials.

The return leg is scheduled for the National Stadium, Abuja June 4.

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