Nigeria’s U-17 women’s football team, Flamingos, have won the bronze medal at the ongoing U-17 World Cup in India after defeating Germany.
The Flamingos battled for third place in the competition after being defeated in a semi-final match by Colombia.
Though the Nigerian team had a 3-0 lead in the game, the Germans came back to draw 3-3 before full time.
The Flamingos started the encounter on an impressive note and got their first goal in the 20th minute through Opeyemi Ajakaye.
Aminat Bello scored the second goal for the Flamingos in the 48th minute before Etim got the third goal in the 63rd minute.
Germany pulled one back in the 73rd minute through Jella Veit with Paulina adding the second before Loreen Bender restored parity at the end to take the goals to penalties.
The Flamingos however emerged victorious in the penalty shoot out by winning 3-2.
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