2022 U-17 WWC: Plumptre Congratulates Flamingos For Picking Semi-final Ticket


Super Falcons defender Ashleigh Plumptre has congratulated Nigeria’s Flamingos following their qualification to the semi-final at this year’s FIFA U-17 women’s World Cup in India.

In Friday’s quarter-finals the Flamingos edged out Favourites USA 4-3 on penalties after 90 minutes of football ended 1-1.

Omamuzo Edafe gave the Flamingos the lead from the penalty spot in the 26th minute before USA equalized through Amalica Villarreal on 40 minutes.

This is the second time a Nigerian women’s team will defeat an American side at any level.


The first time was in the quarter-finals of the 2010 U-20 World Cup in Germany, with the Falconets also winning via penalty shootout after extra-time ended 1-1.

And reacting to the win against the USA U-17 women’s team, Plumptre wrote on her Twitter handle:“Onto the semis!!! Well done girls! 🇳🇬👊🏽.”

The Flamingos will now face either Columbia or debutant Tanzania in the semi-final on Wednesday, 26 October.

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Source: Complete Sports