National women’s U-17 team, the Flamingoes, will on Saturday (today) face Brazil in their first match in Group C of the ongoing FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan.
The biennial competition, which began on Friday, will end on October 21.
The Flamingoes, who have appeared at every edition of the tournament since 2008, have yet to go beyond the quarterfinal stage. They have reached the quarterfinals on three occasions– 2010, 2012 and 2014.
At Jordan 2016, Nigeria will be seeking to go beyond bitter West African rivals, Ghana, who are the first African country to reach the semifinals of the U-17 Women’s World Cup. The Ghanaians finished third in 2012 after beating Germany 1-0 in the losers final.