U-17 WWC Qualifier: Nigeria’s Flamingos inflict heavy defeat on CAR in Abuja
Nigeria women’s under-17 team, the Flamingos
Published By: Ayorinde Oluokun
By Georgina Adegbie
Nigeria women’s national under-17 football team, the Flamingos on Friday in Abuja whitewashed their Central African Republic, CAR, counterparts 6-0, in the second-leg of the 2024 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Qualifier.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the match played at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja, saw Flamingos Harmony Chidi, scoring in the second minute of the game to keep her team in front.
Chidi double the score in the 14th minute, while Tessy Ojiyovwi scored in the 36th minute to increase the tally to three.
The visitors fought back with renewed vigour but were unable to utilise their scoring chance.
On the resumption of the second half, the Nigerian girls continued the push for more goals and their effort paid off when substitute Ramota Kareem registered her name on score sheet in the 55th minute for the team’s fourth goals.
Kareem went on to grab a brace in the 85th minute to further compound the woes of the visitors with a fifth goal.
The humiliation was completed when Chidi scored the sixth goal of the match in the 90th minute to make it 6-0.
The Flamingos defeated the Central African Republic in the first leg in Cameroon, 6-0.
The win ensured the Flamingos moved into the next round of the qualifiers with 12-o aggregate thumping of their Central African Republic counterparts.
The 2024 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup to be hosted by the Dominican Republic, from Oct. 16 to Nov. 3, will be the 8th edition of the tournament.
Sixteen teams from six confederations are expected to participate in the championship. (NAN)