Flamingoes coach warns against complacency

Flamingoes have been warned by their coach not to get all laid back as the team will be going into the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup tournament holding in Azerbaijan later in the month of September.

Flamingoes are in Group A with Azerbaijan, Colombia and Canada in a tournament that will start from September 22 to October 13.

The Flamingoes Coach, Peter Dedevbo charged the team especially his strikers to deliver against any team they meet that is do magic in front of goalpost by scoring goals.

Presently, the team is in Portugal where their training tour was scheduled as the team is straining themselves out with warm-up matches, cooking up several strategies plus rigorous training but the coach is still insisting that everything still boils down to the tournament proper which the tournament holding in Azerbaijan.

The coach charged the team to take every chance at goal by making it count that he is confidence that the team will deliver.

Flamingoes head for Faro training camp

Flamingoes the under 17 female team has headed for their Faro training camp where they will be for two weeks as they landed in Turkey, Istanbul and they will be expected to land Faro this evening ahead of the FIFA Women’s Under17 World Cup which begins in Azerbaijan on September 22.

The trip to Turkey was made yesterday by a 23-man contingent and they departed the Murtala Mohammed International airport around 10 pm Nigerian time yesterday and landed at Istanbul in the early hours of today.

However, on a sad note four members of the squad were stopped from proceeding with the contingent due to irregularities in their travel documents and they are midfielder, Chidinma Eze, striker, Oluchi Ofoegbu and coaches Mansur Abdullahi and Taiwo Asiwajo but we were told that they will join the rest of the team in Faro, Portugal on Thursday.

Flamingoes will be starting off their campaign by locking horns with Canada in Baku on September 22, while they will be clashing with the host country in Lakaran on September 25th after which they will meet Colombia for their final preliminary campaign in the competition in Baku on September 29th.

10 year old girl gives birth to 10kg baby in Colombia

Another young mother was added to the list of ‘youngest mothers in the world’ when a 10-year-old girl from Colombia gave birth to a healthy baby girl on Friday.

The girl, whose name is yet to be released due to privacy reasons, is from Manaure, a town in the Colombian Department of La Guajira, which is comprised of various indigenous tribes.

Sources say, the girl who never visited a doctor all through the 39weeks of pregnancy, arrived the hospital, bleeding heavily and screaming from contraction pain.

She nearly escaped death as the doctors delivered her 5-pound, 5-ounce baby via caesarean section.

One of the doctors,  Dr. Fabio Gonzalez  said the girl did not understand what was going on. Apparently, she was too young to understand the whole process. “We carried out the risky C-section because of her age….We hope there aren’t anymore like cases,” he said.

The mum and baby, which weighed just 5lbs, are “doing well” but reports say the young mum is refusing to breastfeed her baby.

So far, it is unclear how the girl got pregnant or who the father is, as the case is being investigated by police. However, Colombian newspapers have speculated it is a 15-year-old boy or a 30-year-old man.

The young mother is not the first pre-teen to give birth. Late last year, a ten-year-old Mexican girl gave birth to a baby boy. And in August 2010, an 11-year-old Mexican girl had a child after being denied an abortion by the local justice department.