Nigeria’s U17 girls (Flamingoes) will on Tuesday,(Today), October 11, tackle their German counterparts in Group B’s first conflict of the 2022 FIFA U17 Ladies’s World Cup in India.
Regardless of their pedigree within the sport, each team have by no means won the cadet World Cup, and they’re going to have excessive hopes of rewriting the file books in India.
Nigeria have a storied historical past on the match, showing in 5 of the earlier six editions and making it to the quarterfinals stage thrice in 2010, 2012, and 2014.
The frustration of the 2016 version in Jordan, nevertheless, lingers. The Flamingoes completed backside of a bunch that additionally had North Korea, Brazil, and England and, for the primary time in historical past, did not register a aim.
The successor of that uninspiring Flamingoes aspect then did not qualify for Uruguay 2018.
The current crop, underneath the tutelage of head coach Bankole Olowookere, will look to carry smiles again to the faces of followers with a tremendous exhibiting in India.
And all of it begins with a gathering towards Germany, whose finest exhibiting on the World Cup is a third-place end in 2008.
India 2022 would be the first time Nigeria meet Germany on the FIFA U17 Ladies’s World World Cup.
However a extremely entertaining match is awaited between two attack-minded groups within the Flamingoes and Die Nationalelf.
The Germans are essentially the most profitable aspect on the UEFA Ladies’s Underneath-17 Championship with seven titles.
On the energy of that, the reigning European champions would be the favourites towards the Nigerians.
A win for the Flamingoes will, nevertheless, set them up for a deep run on the Mundial.
Competition: FIFA U17 Ladies’s World Cup, India 2022
Date: October 11, 2022
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Margao, Goa.
Kickoff time: 3:30 pm (Nigerian time)