Flamingoes through to final round of Uruguay 2018 qualifiers

Nigeria’s national under-17 women football team, the Flamingoes, on Saturday scraped through to the final round of the African qualification series for the 6th FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup.

ALAJUELA, COSTA RICA – Joy Bokiri #8 of Nigeria celebrates after scoring the equalizing goal during the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2014 group D match between Colombia and Nigeria at Alejandro Morera Soto Scotiabank on March 19, 2014 in Alajuela, Costa Rica. (Photo by Martin Rose – FIFA/FIFA

They qualified on the away goal rule after drawing 1-1 with Ethiopia on aggregate, following a goalless draw in the second leg tie in Benin.

The Nigerian side had drawn 1-1 in Addis Ababa in the first leg a fortnight earlier, but they were downright disappointing in the second leg at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium.

The Flamingoes are now up against the Cameroon U17 girls in seven weeks’ time in the final round of the qualifiers.

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