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U-17 WWC: Flamingos coach, Olowookere unveils 21-girl squad

Nigeria’s Flamingos head coach, Bankole Olowookere has named a 21-girl squad for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.

Team captain, Alvine Dah-Zossu, Taiwo Afolabi and top scorer Opeyemi Ajakaye are some of the regulars, who make the squad.

There are also first-choice goalkeeper Faith Omilana, defenders Comfort Folorunsho, Blessing Sunday and Miracle Usani, midfielders Blessing Emmanuel and Chidera Okenwa, and forwards Omowunmi Bello and Yetunde Ayantosho.

The players and their officials will depart Nigeria next week Monday for a 10-day training camp in Turkey.

They will then jet off for India from Istanbul on October 6.

Nigeria’s first match of the campaign is against Germany in Goa on Tuesday, October 11, starting at 8pm India time (4pm Nigeria time).

The Flamingos will then square up to New Zealand on Friday, October 14 also in Goa, before flying to Bhubaneswar to take on Chile on Monday, October 17.

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