NFF reappoints Nikyu as Flamingoes coach

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Nigeria Football Federation {NFF} has reappointed Bala Nikyu as Head Coach of the U17 Women national team, the Flamingoes Naijafootballplus.com understands.

The Wikki Tourists coach will be returning for his third spell back to the Flamingoes set up after his first two terms in 2014 and 2016.

Nikyu led the Women cadet team to the 2014 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica, the team were knocked in the quarter finals.

The former Katsina United coach’s second term with the national team wasn’t a pleasant outing as the Flamingoes crashed out in the group stages of the 2016 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan and failed to record a single goal in three matches.

Flamingoes will open camp early this week as the girls begin preparations for next month’s FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup qualification match against Ethiopia.

Nigeria will take on the Ethiopians in the first round of the African qualification series of the sixth edition of the global competition, which debuted in New Zealand in 2008. The 2018 finals will be held in Uruguay.

Nikyu will be assisted by former Nigerian international Toyin Ayinla who is the First Assistant Coach; Ajuma Peter Otache who is the Second Assistant Coach and; Christian Obi who will serve as the Goalkeeper Trainer.
 

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