NFF Tips Falconets, Flamingoes For World Cup Semis
Tue, 21/08/2012 ? 3:33am | AGENCY REPORT Football Sports

Member, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Technical Committee, Austel Elumelu has said he is optimistic the Flamingoes will do well in the FIFA U-17 World Cup scheduled for Azerbaijan next month.

Speaking while addressing the coaches during their training session on Monday, Elumelu expressed delight at the manner at which the girls are responding to training and fitness.

?I firmly believe that this team will do well at the World Cup in Azerbaijan. I have seen you girls train and I?m very impressed with your style.

?My advice, however to the coaching crew is that they organize more friendlies with boys team as this will help strengthen your endurance? said Austel.

He also praised the effort of Falconets who defeated South Korea 2-0 in their opening game on Sunday in Japan, saying that they played excellent football against their Korean opponents.

?I was pleased the way Falconets played on Sunday. I have no doubt that with this performance , they as well as the Flamingoes will surely get to the semifinals of the U-20 and U-17 World Cups, respectively? enthused Austel.

The coaches assured that playing boy teams was already part of their programme and that the team will be adequately prepped up for the tournament.

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