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2024 FIFA U-17 WWCQ: Liberia U-17 girls land in Nigeria for Flamingos return leg clash

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By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde

The Liberia U17 girls have arrived safely in Abuja, Nigeria’s political capital for the 2024 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup qualifiers match against their counterparts from Nigeria.

Players and officials of the team arrived in the country on Wednesday ahead of Friday’s clash.

The delegation, led by Liberia Football Association (LFA) Executive Committee member Kelvin Bayoh, transited in Lome, Togo before landing in Abuja.

The return leg is scheduled for the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on Friday.

The Flamingos hold a 4-1 advantage from the first leg last weekend and are in pole position to make it to the 2024 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.

They remain undefeated throughout the qualifying series so far and are poised to continue the feat.

Liberia on the other hand is familiar with comebacks after edging out Senegal in the previous round on away goal.

Sekou Dgeorges Manubah’s side lost the first leg 3-1 in Senegal before a 2-0 win in Liberia lifted them to a 3-3 win and sailed through on away goal rule.

The focus for the Liberians now is to inflict on Nigeria their first defeat of the campaign on Friday.