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Flamingos reach final round of U-17 World Cup qualifier

Nigerian Flamingos

Nigeria’s Flamingos are through to the final round of the African qualifiers, for the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup, following a 2-0 win over Egypt, at the Petrosports Stadium, in Cairo last night.

Two early goals from Opeyemi Ajakaiye and Omowunmi Bello sealed the victory for Bankole Olowookere’s side, who advanced with comprehensive six-nil aggregate scores, having also won the first leg played at the MKO Abiola Nat’l Stadium Abuja, 4-0, last weekend.

Ajakaiye opened the scoring in the 5th minute with a strike from 25 metres out; and nine minutes later, Bello doubled the Flamingos’ lead from a well-taken corner kick by Oluwatuminininu Adeshina.

Nigerian women cadet team, the Flamingos.

The women’s cadet team will next play the aggregate winner of the tie between Ethiopia and South Africa, for a place in the final draw of the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup.

The Ethiopian side trounced their South African counterparts 3-0 on the first leg fixture in Johannesburg.

This year’s Women’s World Cup will take place in India between October 11 and 30.

Reporting by Chinedum Ohanusi; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino