Flamingoes secure World Cup ticket in style

The women team goes to the World Cup in Azerbaijan

Nigeria’s national Women’s U-17 team, the Flamingoes, have secured a berth to compete at the FIFA Women’s U-17 World Cup coming up later in the year in Azerbijan.

The Flamingoes secured the qualification ticket in grand style as they defeated their Zambian oppionet 6-1 on aggregarte.

The young Nigerian ladies had earlier defeated the Zambians 2-1 in Lusaka before rounding off with another 4-0 win in the second leg played Saturday evening at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abeokuta.

With this victory Nigeria will now be participating in her third successive World Cups at this level.

The country participated at the two previous editions of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in  New Zealand (2008) and Trinidad and Tobago (2010) 

Meanwhile, Ghana’s U-17 women’s teams have aslo secured a spot to represent the continet in Azerbijan. The Ghanains egded out South Africa.

The last ticket for Africa is being contested by Gambia and Tunisia.


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