Daily Trust (Abuja)

2 July 2012

Nigeria: Dedevbo for U-17 World Cup Draws

Chief Coach of the national U-17 women football team, Peter Dedevbo, alongside team secretary will attend the draws ceremony for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, which comes up on Friday in Azerbaijan.

The duo are expected to fly out on Wednesday aboard a Turkish Airline from Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos to Turkey before connecting a flight to Azerbaijan.

Speaking ahead of the draws, Dedevbo says going past the quarter-final stage is his utmost desire.

"I do not want to bother myself with the teams who will be in our group, I look forward to playing any team but above all I want to improve on our last outing."

To qualify for the World Cup, the Flamingoes defeated Kenya and Zambia, scoring 12 goals and conceding just 1 goal.

At New Zealand 2008, Nigeria was eliminated after the group matches, while in Trinidad & Tobago 2010, the team was eliminated at the quarter-final stage by eventual winners Korea Republic.

Teams will be drawn into four groups and matches will be played in two cities of Baku and Lankaran from September 22 to 13 October 13, 2012.

Africa will be represented at the World Cup by Nigeria, Gambia and Ghana.

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