Nigeria Qualifies For FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Semi-final For The First Time

Nigeria Qualifies For FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Semi-final For The First Time

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By Amaechi Agbo

Nigeria’s U-17 team, the Flamingos have qualified for the semi-final of the ongoing 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in India

The Bankole Olowookere-led girls defeated their United States of America, USA counterparts 4-3 on penalties to reach the last 4

The natch went into penalty after the regulation ended 1-1.

Edafe Omamuzo gave Nigeria the lead in the 27th minute via penalty but a determined USA side mounted series of pressure to get the leveller in the 40th minute through Amalica Villarreal whose shot was deflected into the net by a Nigerian defender.

After the final whistle, the match went into penalty shootout with Nigeria missing one while USA missed two.

They will face either Tanzania or Columbia in the Semi-final on Wednesday at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Margao, India.

The final will hold on October 30.

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