Nigeria’s under-17 women’s national football team, the Flamingoes, on Sunday defeated their Egyptian counterparts 4-0 in their third round first leg match in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Competition.
The match, which was played at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja, saw the Flamingos in total control.
Opeyemi Ajakaye opened the scoring in the 28th minute, for her fourth goal of the qualifiers, while Omowumi Bello doubled the tally in the 38th minute.
The Flamingos went into the half hour break with a comfortable 2-0 cushion.
In the second half, Ajakaiye meandered her way past the Egyptian defence in the 46th minute but Judith Okah failed to make the opportunity count.
Eight minutes later, defender Miracle Usani found herself with the ball just outside the Egyptian box, and slammed past goalkeeper El Taher for Nigeria’s third.
In the 62nd minute, Bello again showed immense composure to lift the ball above onrushing El Taher, after she had been brilliantly played-in by the excellent Taiwo Afolabi on a counter-attack.
Editing by Daniel Adejo