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U-17 WWCQ: Flamingos focused on Burkina Faso clash – Coach Olowookere

Flamingos head coach Bankole Olowookere has said his team is fully ready for Saturday’s clash against Burkina Faso.

The Flamingos were held to a 1-1 draw by the Burkinabes in the first leg of their 2024 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup qualifier last weekend.

The two teams will clash in the second leg at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja, on Saturday.

Olowookere insisted that his players are ready for the task ahead.

“We have one hurdle to cross before the final hurdle, and that is what we are thinking about. Yes, we know it would be either Senegal or Liberia in the final round, but we have to first get past the roadblock mounted by Burkina Faso.

“We threw away a lot of opportunities in the first leg. If we had converted those chances, we would have been sleeping easy and thinking of this as a formality match, but we did not. On Saturday, we must convert our chances and that can only be done with good presence of mind and focus,” he said.

The overall winner of the game will face either Senegal or Liberia in the final round.

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