EXCLUSIVE: Olowookere Bankole Named U-17 Female Coach
By Amaechi Agbo
Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report authoritatively that Olowookere Bankole has been appointed the coach of Nigeria national U-17 women team, the Flamingos.
Although his appointment has not been made public, this paper gathered that the Ekiti State born tactician has resumed duties with the team along with his backroom staff.
Coach Bankole will be assisted by Queen Akpan, who is based in Abuja and a goalkeeper trainer, Atuga Ndanusa who was formerly with Niger Tornadoes of Minna.
Coach Bankole was former coach of Lagos based female club, Dream Stars Ladies who played in the Nigeria Women Premier League last season.
It was gathered that Olowookere Bankole was discovered by Barr Seyi Akinwunmi, NFF 1st Vice President.
Bankole was appointed coach of Lagos football team at the 2012 National Sports Festival, NSF, tagged “Eko 2012” .
As early as August 2019, Bankole was regarded as one of the favorites to manage the U-17 Flamingos.
Coach Queen Akpan on her part is with Abuja Women All Stars.
The coach Sunday drafted list of 41 players invited to resume camp in Abuja today ahead of the team’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup against Guinea later this month.