By Harry Awurumibe, Head, Abuja Bureau
Two first half goals converted by Sofia Imuran ensured that the national U-17 women’s football team, the Flamingos ran away with a 2-2 draw with Abuja Academy Boys in their third friendly match on Saturday at the practice pitch of Abuja National Stadium.
Forward, Imuran scored a brace as she converted two set pieces in the first half of the highly contested tie. She scored a well taken free-kick earlier on and also
stepped up to convert a penalty to make it 2-0 at the end of first half.
But Abuja Boys Academy based in Area 3, Garki stormed back in the second half to score two goals of their own to draw the match which was watched by a handful of spectators.
Speaking shortly after the match, Flamingos coach Abimbola Olowookere commended the resilient of his players, pointing out that the team will be ready for the Guinean clash in a fortnight.