2022 U-17 WWC:’We Are Proud Of You’ —Plumptre Hails Flamingos Despite Defeat Against Colombia

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Super Falcons star Ashleigh Plumptre has praised Nigeria’s Flamingos despite their semi-final defeat to Colombia at the FIFA U-17 women’s World Cup in India on Wednesday.

After 90 minutes of football ended 0-0, the game went to penalty shootout with the Flamingos losing 6-5.

Omamuzo Edafe had the chance to win it for the Flamingos but missed the decisive spot kick which would have sealed a final berth.

The game then dragged into sudden death and Comfort Folorunsho was her effort saved by the Colombian keeper.

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And despite the defeat, Plumptre praised players of the Flamingos for going far in the tournament.

“What a team this U17 group are! Flamingoes, we are SO proud of you – @NGSuper_Falcons!” Plumptre wrote on Twitter.

“Heartbreaking to go out on penalties but what a journey. The epitome of team spirit and togetherness.”

The Flamingos will now face either Germany or Spain in the third-placed match on Sunday.

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