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2022 U-17 WWC: Flamingos Book Quarter-final Spot After Beating Chile In Last Group Game

2022 U-17 WWC: Flamingos Book Quarter-final Spot After Beating Chile In Last Group Game

Nigeria’s Flamingos have qualified for the quarter-finals of the 2022 women’s World Cup in India after defeating Chile 2-1 in their last Group B game on Monday.

It is the Flamingos’ second win of the tournament after thrashing New Zealand 4-0 in their second fixture.

Goals in each half from skipper Blessing Emmanuel and Bisola Mosaku sealed the win for the Flamingos.

Chile were awarded a late penalty which was just a consolation goal.

The Flamingos progress as runners-up in the group alongside Germany A who topped following a 3-1 win against New Zealand.

Also Read: 2022 U-17 WWC: Ajakaye Named POTM In Flamingos’ Win Vs Chile

The Nigerian girls got off to a very good start as Emmanuel collected a pass from Opeyemi Ajakaye and hit a low shot from the edge of the box which flew past the Chilean keeper.

With eight minutes left Flamingos doubled their lead thanks to Mosaku who slotted home a headed knock down into the roof of the net.

In the 90th minute Tali Rovner pulled a goal back for Chile from the penalty spot, after a VAR check adjudged Omamuzo Edafe to have handled the ball inside the box.

The Flamingos will now face Group A winner in the quarter-finals.

And ahead of the final Group A games today (Monday) the United States of America (four points) currently top with Brazil (four points) in second and Morocco (three points) in third.

Hosts India also in Group A, have already been eliminated after losing their opening two games, conceding 11 goals without scoring.

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  • Supatemmy 2 years ago

    Omo! Their likely opponent are not beans o, God will help them.

  • Mahmud Shuaib 2 years ago

    Where are those 2 tribal lunatics @AKO AMADI and his fellow fool??

    How market??

    Am sure MEW ZEALAND AND CHILE COACHES fielded only 1 ETHNIC GROUP in their teams and that’s why they got beat by FLAMINGOS!

  • Why is it that both the female senior team and the under age team they both lack finishing i watched the matched b/w nigeria vs chile under 17 world cup the flamingos lack finishing the team germany bash 6-0 we managed to scored them 2goals they’re too wasteful and the coach needs to do something about it.

    • Glory 2 years ago

      Yeah their finishing frustrates, but a lot better today. And there was lot of improvement in their build-up and compact play. Congrats to the girls n coaching crew. We carry on enjoying the groove whilst it last. On a flip side , it seems VAR was designed only for Nigeria teams, going by the excessive and every angle screening to make Chile got a penalty. Lolzz. Just wished the ref for that plateau utd v Esperance match was invited to watch how to do decent job.

      • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

        Nigerians and lame complaints about referees. Please how else should the referee have used the VAR…?? Or how did she use it that we have not seen it used a million times and over.

        Should she have only looked at 1 camera angle…?? Or she should have only looked at one frame…?? What then is the essence of the VAR….???

        I saw the Tanzania vs France game where 3 penalties were awarded and in my mind I told myself that if any of these penalties were awarded against Nigeria, Nigerians will cry about how referees hate them.

        How right was I.

        All referees across the world have suddenly started hating Nigeria these dats…..LMAOoooo.

        Nigerians and their blind sentiments.

        • Glory 2 years ago

          I was only being hilarious about the extensive check n not necessarily complaining, wishing plateau utd had benefitted from such extensive check too. Mr Dr. Lolzz . Please learn not be too forward.

        • Omo9ja 2 years ago

          You have started again Dr.Drey.

          Go and watch the match Nigeria vs Chile again. That wasn’t a penalty kę.

          “Nigerians and their blind sentiments”.

          If I may ask, are you not a Nigerian any more?

          Please humble yourself a bit kę.

          Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

    Good game by the girls. The raw talent is obviously there.

    But will raw talent be enough when we meet teams like USA and/or Brazil with better fundamental football education in the qfinals…?

    My biggest fear is that, like his fellow local coaches, this flamingoes coach may possible not have a Plan B. And like in the first match, only one substitution or a tactical switch in the 2nd half will render the team useless.

    But till then…kudos to the girls. They play good enough football for their age. I see a bright future ahead for most of them. If only we can keep them together for as long as possible.

  • Omo9ja 2 years ago

    Good job to you Flamingos. I saw a lot of improvement in today’s match which am proud of, bravo.

    The penalty given to Chile wasn’t a penalty. The ref/VAR officials should be blamed for that

    VAR officials and Nigerian teams are like water and electricity lol but my advice to Nigeria national teams is to be careful when whenever they are on duty and also know how to get the best of VAR officials which they have to be mindful at all time. That is the only solution.

    Thank God that Nigeria made it to the quarter final of the competition.

    Good job girls. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • Congratulation to the flamingos and the coaching crew.
    Going forward, I think there is a slight improvement from the girls response to tight marking and I know USA or Brazilian coaches will watch that match with Germany and employ the same tactics.
    Chileans tried to employ the same and they had fun while it lasted,they couldn’t sustain it a stronger will last longer but my question is will our coach have a plan to breakaway so that they can play their game?
    I observed that our girls lost many begging chances from through ball from the wings, can our coach instruct the girls to also try shooting from the wings at times especially when they are within the precinct of 6yard box.

  • Ololo 2 years ago

    Aside the poor finishing this team is talented..

    I now understand why no African team was able to store them in the African qualifiers to the world cup.. only few is commending that defense.. very solid! Nothing goes pass them in the two games I saw( I didn’t see the Germany game).

    My joy in the team is that we might likely have another assisat oshuola in that ajekaye girl, that girl is a star and can easily become the MVP of this tournament if we get to the final.. I noticed anytime the ball is passed to her the Indian fans all scream with a loud voice , she will most likely get pass any defender…

    I have confidence in this team that they will do well in the next round.. kudos to the girls!

  • But as an aside, the coach was barking instructions in Yoruba(lol).

    The Edafe girl is also very good.I like her marauding runs from the flanks.

    The Chileans played a compact defensive game with quick short passing.The answer from our coach should have been expansive wing play to pull them out of position for Ajakaye to strike using her pace.

    But all the same congratulations to the team.A few stars are emerging, Ajakaye, Edafe, the scorer of the second goal.

    • Ololo 2 years ago

      The scorer of the second goal is a no for me. I followed the game against new Zealand and today’s game, she is not deserving of a starting shirt as she misses so many changes… She is the girl with the no18 shirt, very wasteful , she was just at the right place at the right time to score that second goal, sadly the team doesn’t have a good bench and the coach hardly have options to call upon and that was why she stays for the 90 mins.. aside etim , the bench is poor..

      But I love the starting players aside that no18 that is so wasteful. Many of the starters are Good.. bello, is another star, edafe has stolen the right back position from the girl formally there, she is solid in defends and can attack but her final ball lets her down.. Bello and ajekaye are deadly with the ball but they look like wingers to me, I don’t think we play any center forward, we use more of a false nine with no real no 9.. I strongly believe some more players on the bench can emulate edefe and force their way into the starting 11 because I think the bench is poor.. we would need the bench when the tournament gets tough

  • Ololo 2 years ago

    We are likely playing the US team in the next round and you know what that means.. they must take their chances.. let’s not hype the girls so much until after the US game.. if they keep wasting chances like they do they will go home after the next game.. I wish them well because this team is talented and deserve to go far in the tournament

  • The girls played well with good pace and good structure, close down their opponent well enough but poor decision making in the final third.good luck to them against the USA team.

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