Nigeria’s U17 girls, Flamingos have already pulled up a few trees at the ongoing FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup finals in India, but they will look to secure a place in the final when they face Columbia in the first semi-final today.

Bankole Olowookere, the head coach of the Flamingos, claims that the team is entirely focused on reaching the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup final.

On Wednesday (today), the West Africans and Colombia will square off in the semifinal at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Goa.

President of NFF, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau on Tuesday arrived in the Indian city of Goa, where he will lead the cheers as Africa’s best team seeks to extend their FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup record by reaching Sunday’s final.

Already, the Flamingos have become the first African team to reach the semi finals of the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup, after ejecting the United States in sensational fashion on Friday.

It can be recalled that Nigeria is also the only African country to have played in the Final of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup.

The first time was in Germany in 2010, when the Falconets lost 0-2 to Germany after an early goal by Player of the Tournament Alexander Popp and an unfortunate own goal by defender Osinachi Ohale in Bielefeld.

“We are fully ready right from the day we qualified and I believe we will achieve our aim,” Olowookere said ahead of the clash against the South Americans. Wednesday’s encounter starts at 12 noon Nigeria time.