Nigeria’s U17 (Flamingos) Defeat Chile 2-1 to Reach Quarter-finals

Nigerias U17 Flamingos

Nigeria’s Under 17 women’s team known as the Flamingos, have beaten their Chile, in Bhubaneswar, to advance to the Quarter finals of the ongoing FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup finals in India.


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The Flamingos took lead at just 4mins into the game through Blessing Emmanuel’s goal, and Bisola Mosaku’s strike off a free-kick from Miracle Usani with eight minutes left was enough to see Nigeria through at the Kalinga Stadium, despite a late penalty converted by Roverner Tali.

 

The win earned the Flamingoes a place in the quarter-finals on Friday, with either USA or Brazil as opponents. As was the case against New Zealand on Friday, the Flamingos created a slew of opportunities that were not converted, but head coach Bankole Olowookere assured the team will get even better as the tournament progresses.

 

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“We missed a number of chances again, but I like the spirit of the team and we will get better as we go on in the competition. I am happy we made it into the last eight, and that we sustained our winning mentality despite the fact that we only needed a draw to sail through.”

 

Germany’s 3-1 win over New Zealand in the other match of Group B meant the Germans finished with the maximum nine points in the group phase, having scored a total of 11 goals and conceding only two.

 

Nigeria finished with six points and a plus-six goals advantage after scoring seven goals and conceding only two.

 

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