Despite Tuesday’s 0-0 draw to England
which leaves them at the base of Group C,
the coach is still confident of reaching the
Bala Nikyu remains positive over Nigeria
U17 Women’s quarter-final qualification
hopes, despite their 0-0 draw versus
England on Tuesday.
Having lost their first game to Brazil, the
Flamingoes came in full force for victory
against the Europeans at the Prince
Mohammed International Stadium, Zarqa,
but it ended in a barren draw as the
Africans botched glorious goal-scoring
With this Nigeria sit at the base of Group C
with one point from two games, and their
handler is confident of progressing to the
“It was a match played in the right spirit. I
know how much the players gave out
there,” Nikyu said after the game.
“We performed well, but in football
dominating the game and winning
individual accolades don’t count. What
matters is to score and to win.
“I think we did well in attack. We played a
defensive game against Brazil and we lost
because we made a few mistakes that
we’ve sorted out now.
“We were more adventurous today but
there are still a few things we need to iron
out before we take on Korea DPR.
“The players don’t have any experience of
these competitions but they’re going to
fight hard to try and win it. We can still go
through and I think we deserve it.”
Flamingoes meet DPR Korea in their last
Group C game on Saturday, with the
Africans knowing defeat would see them
exit the tournament.