Nigeria’s U-17 women’s National team, The Flamingos, on Friday, October 21, 2022, made history by defeating pre-championship favorite, USA, in the quarterfinal of the ongoing 2022 U-17 Women’s World Cup in India.
The game ended 1-1 and dragged on into penalty shootout. The Flamingos got the first goal in the match through a penalty kick, after Amina Bello was fouled in the box by Ella Sanchez.
Omamuzo Edafe stepped up and confidently dispatched the penalty kick in the 26th minute.
USA equalized in the 40th minute from Amalia Villarreal’s close range shot that deflected off Comfort Folorunso.
After the game dragged on into a penalty shootout, the Flamingos won 4-3 to reach the semi-final, the first time the Nigeria’s team would reach the last four in the competition.
Nigeria will now face either Tanzanian or Colombia in the semifinals of the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. The match will be played today.
With little or no experience, na wetin we carry Flog USA!! About 13 of our players have never been in Aeroplane before this tournament.. 80% are currently without clubs. Some just finished writing WAEC. But Who dey!!!!!!
Flamingos did it! 🔥👏
— Oyiga Micheal (@Nsukka_okpa) October 21, 2022
No comot cloth na woman you be. 😭😭😂😂
Congrats to the girls. They set a new record. It's the first time the Flamingos advanced to the semifinal of the FIFA U17 Women's World Cup.
— MAVIN ❤️ (@Menogetshishi_) October 21, 2022
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