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U-17 WWCQ: Olowookere confident Flamingos will secure final round ticket

Flamingos head coach, Bankole Olowookere is upbeat his girls will secure a place in the final qualifying round of the 2024 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup at the expense of Burkina Faso.

Olowookere’s side were held to a 1-1 draw by the Burkinabes in the first leg in Bamako last weekend.

Nigeria will host the reverse fixture at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja on Saturday.

“We appreciate the support of Nigerians for the Flamingos over the years, but we are calling specially for their support this weekend when we take on the Burkina Faso girls in the return leg of our qualifying fixture. The Flamingos will be ready to do the nation proud by winning to reach the last round of the qualification series,” Olowookere told

“I have the players to do the job. All we are asking for is support from the stands. Our objective is to not only win the ticket, but to go to the World Cup and surpass our last outing of third-place finish in India in 2022.”

Victory over the Burkinabes will set the Flamingos up for the final qualifying fixture, against the winner of the Senegal/Liberia tie.

The Senegalese lead 3-1 going into the second leg in Monrovia this weekend.