Flamingoes through to final round of Uruguay 2018 qualifiers


Nigeria’s national under-17 women football team, the Flamingoes, on Saturday scraped through to the final round of the African qualification series for the 6th FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup.

ALAJUELA, COSTA RICA – Joy Bokiri #8 of Nigeria celebrates after scoring the equalizing goal during the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2014 group D match between Colombia and Nigeria at Alejandro Morera Soto Scotiabank on March 19, 2014 in Alajuela, Costa Rica. (Photo by Martin Rose – FIFA/FIFA

They qualified on the away goal rule after drawing 1-1 with Ethiopia on aggregate, following a goalless draw in the second leg tie in Benin.

The Nigerian side had drawn 1-1 in Addis Ababa in the first leg a fortnight earlier, but they were downright disappointing in the second leg at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium.

The Flamingoes are now up against the Cameroon U17 girls in seven weeks’ time…

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