President, Nigeria Football Federation, Ibrahim Musa Gusau

By Obaloluwa Joshua, LAGOS

President of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Ibrahim Gusau has lauded the Flamingos despite their defeat to Colombia on Wednesday, reports PNO Sports.

The country’s U-17 women’s side failed to reach the final at the ongoing World Cup in India after a 6-5 penalty shootout defeat to the South Americans.

The Flamingos put up a spirited display in the game and were a kick away from sealing a place in the final.

Gusau, who was in attendance in Goa to offer support to the girls took to the social media to celebrate the team.

“Amazing performance by the girls and I’m very proud of them despite the outcome of the match. Their development and welfare remains a priority to us. Well done girls👏 #SoarFlamingos,”Gusau wrote on his Twitter handle.

PNO Sports reports that the Flamingos will now take on Germany in the third-place match on Friday.