Bankole Invites 25 Flamingos For The 2024 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Flamingos battle-ready for the FIFA world cup qualifier.

Flamingos head coach Bankole Olowookere is fired up ahead of FIFA U-17 women’s world cup qualifier fixtures against Burkina Faso; reports.

The Flamingos are expected to wrap up their 2024 world cup qualifier fixture by seeing off competition from Burkina Faso ladies.

Ahead of the must-win fixtures, coach Bankole Invites 25 players who are expected to arrive national team camp before weekend.

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The Nigerian girls will travel to Burkina Faso for the first leg on May 11. They’ll return to host the reverse fixture which will hold at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja.

The Flamingos of Nigeria

The winner of the two-legged contest will take one out of the Africa’s three slots to the World Cup which will be hosted by the Dominican Republic.

25 Flamingos arrive national team camp ahead of Burkina Faso Qualifier

Some of the players invited for the qualifiers include: Nwachukwu Prisca, Adebayo Jumai, Adegoke Khadija, Ibrahim Ayoade, Olowookere Oluwatoyin, Azeez Rokibat, Okezie Onyedikachi.

Also invited are: Afolabi Taiwo, Aderemi Mary, Moshood Shakira, Isiaka Ololade, Abdulwahab Farida, Joseph Queen among others.

Recall, at the last the edition, the Flamingos achieved a podium finish when they beat Germany ladies to win bronze medal.

The 2024 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup will run from October 16 to November 3, 2024.

In another story, Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo opens up on why he’s still playing in the Saudi league.

Ighalo who moved to the Saudi league from Europe has spent a couple of seasons in the Middle-East  amassing huge fortunes for himself.

According to the former Udinese Calcio forward, big players who choose the Saudi Arabia league are there because of the salary.

“I don’t know when God says stop, but I know it’s not going to be more than three years before I stop. I’ve played for passion all my life; I have to play for money now,” Ighalo told Oma TV per Daily Post.

“I’m not one of those players who will say I am playing football for passion. I am playing for money; at the end of the day, it is about the money.

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“See people that are going to Saudi Arabia, big players. Is Ronaldo still playing for passion? He has made more than 100 times what I have in my life, but he still went to Saudi. You want to tell me that is passion? No, it’s for money.

“It’s only when we Africans say it they will say we like money. But these people don’t care, some of them want to be highest paid and all that.”

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