The Stage is set for Wednesday’s FIFA U-17 Women’s world cup semifinal between Nigeria’s Flamingos and the Las Chicas (The Coffee Growers) of Colombia.

To reach the last four of the tournament, the Nigeria women’s U-17 team overcame United States ‘Stars and Stripes via a penalty shootout while Colombia beat another African country, Tanzania, 3-0 in the quarter-final.

Speaking about the upcoming semi-final on Wednesday, Nigeria Women’s U-17 head coach, Bankole Olowookere, the team’s captain, Alvin Dah-Zossu, and Omamuzo Edafe who fired the decisive penalty against the USA are confident that Nigeria can reach the final of the ongoing tournament in India.

Coach Olowookere though acknowledged that the Flamingos were outplayed against the USA, but, he believes that if his team can reach the semifinal, and for the first time in Nigeria’s history, nothing stops them from even pushing further to reach the final.

On her part, the team’s captain, Dah-Zossu, who missed two games due to injury, added that, though her heart skipped during the quarter-final match against ‘The Yanks’ of the United States, she is hundred percent sure Nigeria have what it takes to reach the peak of the tournament.

Also full of confidence is Omamuzo Edafe, who converted two spot kicks against the United States. Edafe said the Flamingos have the required resources to bring home the FIFA Women’s U-17 World Cup trophy.

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