Flamingos beat Liberia to qualify for FIFA U-17 World Cup

Flamingos beat Liberia to qualify for FIFA U-17 World Cup

Nigeria U17 girls, Flamingos have qualified for the FIFA U-17 Women World Cup after defeating Liberia 2-0 in the return leg of the final qualifying match played yesterday at the MKO Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.

Inspired by their goal machine, Harmony Chidi, who set the record of 13 goals in the qualifying series, the Flamingos booked the ticket to Dominican Republic 6-1 on aggregate.

The first leg of the final qualifying round between the two countries n Monrovia ended 4-1 in favour of the Flamingos.

Yesterday in Abuja, the Flamingos kicked off the game on a promising note when the prolific Chidi Harmony opened the scoring in the 3rd minute for her 12th goal of the qualifying series.

The Nigerian girls then missed several chances in the first half which ended 1-0. 

Upon restart of the second half, Bankole Olowokeere’s side continued sealed their qualification as Harmony scored again in the 63rd minute for her brace as well as her 13th goal of the series as the game ended 2-0.

In the post match conference, Chidi Harmony promised to score more goals at the World Cup coming up later this year to make Nigerians happy.

In the same vein, coach Bankole said he will do what he can to ensure Nigerians are happy during the tournament in Dominican Republic.

“I’m glad we made it again and we look forward to having a good tournament Nigerians will be proud of,”he said.

The Flamingos will take part in the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup for the seventh time. 

They featured at the inaugural edition in New Zealand in 2008, and subsequently at Trinidad and Tobago 2010, Azerbaijan 2012, Costa Rica 2014, Jordan 2016 and India 2022, where they won the bronze medals.


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