Habeebat Akinwande Declares War on Flamingoes World Cup Foes

Published: December 22, 2013
Habeebat Akinwande Declares War on Flamingoes World Cup FoesCosta Rica 2014 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup has been viewed as the best chance for the Nigerian team otherwise known as Flamingoes to create history by becoming the first African team to lift the Cadet shield  .

The official draw took place on 17th December, at the Antigua Aduana in San Jose, Costa Rica.

The girls were drawn in a group comprising of Colombia, Mexico and China, a pool that analysts sees as tricky for the two-time quarter finalists.

FC Robo skipper Habeebat Kehinde Akinwande has declared war on the three group D rivals of the U17 team. 

The centre back remains relaxed despite the girls being drawn with some tough customers, claiming the challenge of will spur the team to victory.

The 15-year-old starlet hinged her confidence in the pool of players available to the technical crew headed by Bala Nkiyu.

“My message to the players and the nation is we're not going to Costa Rica to fear anyone.  We will respect and have enormous admiration for everyone.

“But the word fear is the wrong one. We know what we are capable of doing,” she told a facebook platform, Naija Female Soccer.

“We have played Colombia, and we can count on the experience of our U20 sisters who have played Mexico in the past.

“As for China, our physical play will count in our favour. We know there are tough games in the pool, but we can go out and do well in them. Therefore I declare war on our enemies.”

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