For the first time in their history of participating in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, Nigeria’s Flamingos have qualified for the semi-final stage of the biennial competition.
Qualification for the semi-final stage was by no means easy as the Flamingos needed the lottery of penalty kicks to get past the USA U-17 Women’s team.
Omamuzo Edafe opened scoring for Flamingos in the first half from the penalty spot but Amalia Villarreal’s deflected effort put the Americans level five minutes before the break.
With the game going into straight penalties, the Flamingos prevailed with a 4-3 scoreline.
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