WorldCupQualifer : We’re ready for Nigeria – Bantwana Coach

WorldCupQualifer : We’re ready for Nigeria – Bantwana Coach

Acting head coach of the Bantwana Maude Khumalo is excited at the prospects of playing against their Nigerian counterparts in a FIFA u17 World Cup Jordan 2016 qualifier.


The two nations meet on Saturday, 12 March 2016 at the Abuja National Stadium in Nigeria.

Bantwana travelled to Abuja tonight (Tuesday, 8 March 2016).

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“We have just finished our final training session ahead of our trip to Abuja. Playing against Nigeria has never been an easy task, but we are up for the challenge. We are not going to put too much pressure on the girls because this will be their first ever international match after Zambia pulled out in the previous round,” said Khumalo.

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“We are going to Nigeria with a positive attitude. We will keep the players motivated and we want them to learn as much as possible from this encounter ahead of the return leg in a fortnight’s time.”

Nigeria has never failed to qualify for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup since its inception in 2008. So far, only four countries are through to the final competition of this year’s edition, namely Jordan (the hosts), Japan, Korea Republic and New Zealand.

Can Bantwana stop them?