Nigeria Female U-17 team qualify for Costa Rica 2014, as South Sudan withdraws

Nigeria is the first African team to reach the finals.

The U-17 women’s national team, the Flamingoes, have been confirmed as one of Africa’s representatives at next year’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup finals taking place in Costa Rica.

The Flamingoes qualified following the withdrawal of South Sudan.

South Sudan was to host the first leg of the two-legged qualifier against Nigeria between November 1 and 3, but threw in the towel, making their opponents, 2012 quarter finalists, Nigeria, the first African team to qualify for the finals.

“It’s good that our team has qualified early. The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, will ensure the team starts preparation early enough and are very ready to do Nigeria proud,” stated NFF General Secretary, Musa Amadu.

The 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup finals will be staged in four Costa Rican cities: San Jose, Alajuela, Liberia and Tibas.

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