Friday, March 23, 2012

Blackout for Flamingoes camp

Nigeria Under17 women's team, the Flamingoes have been barred from making use of their phones in camp.

The Flamingoes have a crucial date against their Zambian opposites, the Junior She-Polopolo in the final race for the Fifa Under17 Women's World Cup coming up later in the year in Azerbaijan.

The Nigerians will enter the final fixture with a 2-1 advantage grabbed off the Southern Africans in Lusaka a fortnight ago. learnt that the phones were taken away from the players on Wednesday, temporarily handed back to them during dinner but retrieved shortly after the dinner. gathered from an official of the team that the measure will continue until after the make or break encounter on Saturday at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta.

The official informed that the coaches took the measure to ensure that the players are not distracted but concentrate on the task ahead.

"The coaches do not want any lapses, the match is crucial and everything is being done to ensure we win the game and qualify Nigeria for the World Cup.

"We're not gagging the players but want to ensure that the players pay undivided attention to the match.

"We won 2-1 in the first leg in Lusaka, Zambia will not be coming here for a jamboree, they want to be at the World Cup, we should not give them the chance," he said.

The winner of the clash will pick one of Africa's three slots for the global football fiesta.

The officials for the game are Senegalese Fifa referee, Fadouma Dia, Die Aise Syila, Adua Cisse and Amina Fall while match commissioner is Hilda Addah from Ghana.



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