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Published On: Wed, Mar 26th, 2014

Costa Rica 2014: Flamingoes go spiritual for Spain

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Stories by Albert Akota

The Flamingoes winger Aminat Yakubu has stated that she and her teammates will be banking on God to record huge success at the on-going FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica.

Nigeria wrapped up their impressive start in the group stage at the 4th U17 Women’s World Cup with an emphatic 3-0 win over Mexico on Monday morning to complete three wins out of three matches in La Sabana stadium, San Jose.

Yakubu commended her teammates for their performance against Mexico and dedicated her award and goal to God.

Bearing in mind Nigeria is yet to progress past the quarter-final and will be hoping to make a difference, she said, “We know God is behind us and going to do more grat things for us at this tournament. With God everything is going to be possible against Spain.”

“It’s a good performance from my colleagues. I am happy with my teammates’ assistance and grateful to God for my award and goal,” Yakubu admitted.

She dedicated the victory against Mexico to God, noting that the North Americans underrated them going into the final group game on Monday morning.

“Mexico thought they are going to beat us in today’s game, but with God and determination, we conquered them.”

Speaking on what Nigerians should be expect in term of goals from the Flamingoes against Spain, the Rivers Angels attacker promised that she and her teammates will put in their best to advance to the semi-finals.

“We are going to step up our game in the quarter-final to see the semi-final.”

The Bala Nikyu’s ladies after recording a 100 percent start to U17 Women’s World Cup campaign has been rewarded with quarterfinal clash with European powerhouse, Spain by 3am on Friday morning (Nigeria) in Liberia, Costa Rica.


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