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.
Source: Complete Sports