Dedevbo off for Azerbaijan WC draw
Head coach of Nigeria’s Flamingoes, Peter Dedevbo will be accompanied by team secretary to witness the draws of the FIFA Under17 Women’s World Cup in Azerbaijan on July 6.
The duo will leave Nigeria on July 4 aboard a Turkish Airline from Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos to Turkey before connecting a flight to Azerbaijan.
Dedevbo has expressed little fear ahead of the draws insisting that going past the quarterfinal stages of the competition remains a priority.
“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 is to improve on our last outing,” he said.
Nigeria defeated Kenya and Zambia in the qualifying rounds to book their ticket for the World Cup scoring 12 goals and conceding just 1 goal en route.
Nigeria crashed out at the group stages of the world cup in New Zealand in 2008 but reached the quarterfinals in Trinidad & Tobago 2010 where they were eliminated by eventual winners Korea Republic.
Teams at the 2012 World Cup will be drawn into four groups and matches will be played in two cities of Baku and Lankaran from September 22 to October 13, 2012.
Nigeria are joined by The Gambia and Ghana as Africa’s representatives in the competition.