Nkiyu Handed Flamingoes Job as South Sudan Pulls Out of U-17 World Cup Qualifiers.

Former Super Falcons assistant coach, Baba Nkiyu, will reportedly lead the Nigeria U-17 women’s team to the 2014 FIFA Under-17 World Cup.

Nkiyu, who is the technical adviser of the Nigeria National League (NNL) side, Niger Tornadoes, will be assisted by former Nigerian goalkeeper coach, Ann Agumanu-Chiejine and Lateef Yusuf as goalkeeper coach, reports supersport.com.

The official announcement of their appointment is expected to come up on Friday after top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) would have returned from the United Arab Emirate where the Golden Eaglets are participating at the ongoing 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup.

Nigeria's Women Football Team.
Nigeria’s Women Football Team.

The Flamingoes are through to the 2014 U-17 World Cup holding in Costa Rica in March without partaking in the two-legged playoff earlier slated for November due to the withdrawal of their opponents South Sudan.

Nigeria was paired with South Sudan in the World Cup preliminaries fixture with the South-Sudanese earlier scheduled to host the first-leg, slated for the weekend of November 1, 2 and 3 while the return leg was to be staged in Abuja on November 23.

The newly-elected coaches are believed to have commenced work already, ahead of their official announcement.

The players who were handpicked by former U-17 head coach Peter Dedevbo, now in charge of the Falconets, were expected to resume training on Tuesday in Abuja for the canceled qualifier but have now been told not to report to camp.