U-17 World Cup: Sports Minister, NFF officials welcome Flamingos 1

U-17 World Cup: Sports Minister, NFF officials welcome Flamingos

Nigeria’s Flamingos returned to Abuja on Tuesday after a nice outing at the just-ended 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in India.

Daily Vendor recalls that Bankole Olowookere’s side emerged in third position in the competition after edging out 3-2 on penalties.

Vice-president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Felix Anyansi-Agwu, led a number of senior officials of the body that include Secretary General, Mohammed Sanusi to receive the players and their officials at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja on Tuesday.

Also, the players were later welcomed at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja by Sports Minister, Sunday Dare.

“We commend you for the way you performed without fear and held up the flag to win a historic bronze for our country in this competition,” Dare said at the ceremony.

“I praise the NFF for the support to the team right from their screening through the qualifiers and to the arrangements for final camping in Turkey and the final tournament in India. We must also commend the coaching crew for their steadfastness in imparting the right knowledge to the players.”

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