December 5, 2022

Nigeria Flamingoes head coach, Bankole Olowookere have boosted on the certainty of his girls carting home the bronze medal from the ongoing FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in India.

The Flamingos are scheduled to lock horns for the bronze medal with the German girls on Sunday for a third-place position following a 6-5 defeat on penalties to Colombia.

This will be the second time the Nigerian side will face Germany in this year’s tournament.

IsL source recalls Bankole’s post-match remarks after the loss to Colombia, Bankole stated the grief of having lost the semi-final game, but assured that they will put that behind them to scoop the bronze medal on Sunday.

He said, “It has happened like this, you can’t control it, and they will feel the pain, imagine if we were playing in the final. I will give them time to soak and after a while, we will come in as a parent, as a father, I will talk to them and the rest of my technical crew will play our parental role and calm them down.

“All is not lost, if we can put our heads together, we can still get something in the third-place match.

“The girls have done well, this is the semi-final, a big stage in the tournament, it’s a very tough match. As I told you, the more you progress, the more difficult it becomes. Colombia is a tough opponent; it is just unfortunate that they did not win the match during regulation time.”

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