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Nigeria defeats USA to secure historic FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup semi final place

Some Flamingos players
Flamingos players jubilating

Nigeria’s Flamingos, last Friday evening defeated the United States of America-USA 4-3 on penalties to reach the semi-final of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.

In the Quarter final match, Edafe converted a spot kick to put Nigeria in front before Villarreal equalized for the USA in a 1-1 regulation time score.

With the game headed to the shootout, the Nigerian ladies placed themselves with a massive opportunity to stun the Americans and reach a first ever FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Semi-final.

In the ensuing shootout, Nigeria topped the Americans 4-3 to qualify for the semi-final where they are to meet the winner of Colombia vs Tanzania last eight clash.

Prior to the India 2022 edition, Nigeria’s best finish at a FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup were quarter-final spots in 2010, 2012, 2014.

A massive achievement for Nigeria at the competition after failing to score in 2016 before failing to qualify for the 2018 edition.

The Coach Bankole Olowookere tutored ladies will be boosted in confidence after knocking out the USA who came into the encounter as one of the tournament’s best sides.

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