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2022 U-17 WWC: Flamingos Thrash New Zealand 4-0 To Revive World Cup Campaign

2022 U-17 WWC: Flamingos Thrash New Zealand 4-0 To Revive World Cup Campaign

Nigeria’s Flamingos got their 2022 FIFA U-17 women’s World Cup campaign back on track after a comfortable 4-0 win against New Zealand in their second Group B game on Friday, Completesports.com reports.

The Flamingos went into the game on the back of a 2-1 loss to Germany in their group opener.

First half goals from Amina Bello, Miracle Usani and second half strikes from Taiwo Afolabi and Etim Edidiong earned the Flamingos the deserved win.

The Nigerian side took a deserving lead you through Bello on 16 minutes, who headed in a cross from Tumininu Adeshina.

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In the 34th minute Usani made it 2-0 before Afolabi added the third goal with 15 minutes left.

And in the 90th minute Edidiong registered the fourth goal to complete the rout.

The Flamingos will face Chile in their final group game on Monday, 17 October.

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  • Chudynak 2 years ago

    Better display against a not-too-impressive New Zealand team than what I saw against Germany. Another real test comes up against Chile and I hope the profligacy I saw today does not repeat. Congratulations for the win all the same.

  • Respect is reciprocal 2 years ago

    Good game. This will shut the mount of people that alleged the coach of tribalism thinking it’s only a particular tribe that knows how to play ball in Nigeria. All tribes in Nigeria can play equally as any tribe . Yorubas are good at footballing but as a Yoruba man I use to tell my kids that for me to agree to your football life you must be serious in your academic life too. That what Yoruba parents do and this is visible when you look into English National teams you see that most foreigners in their national team are Yorubas descendants. Technically Yorubas are good. So nobody should come here to accuse other tribes of tribalism again when national teams players are short of Igbos. Either Hausa ibibio,or even fulani Nigeria is Nigeria.

    • Ololo 2 years ago

      There are other tribes in the English team as well.. Tammy Abraham is not Yoruba, ebere eze is not Yoruba, there are many more.. all tribes in Nigeria play good football. Using the current super eagles team, almost all the tribes in Nigeria are in it….

      I wish the u17 girls success, they are good from what I saw,

    • You spoke against people who accused the coach of being tribalistic in his handling of the team. But your entire comment is also painted in tribalism. So, you have really not differentiated yourself from those you are accusing of fanning the flames of tribalism.

  • Congratulation to flamingos hope forimproved performance in front of goals next match.

  • Ololo 2 years ago

    30 shots , 15 on target , 4 goals

    The girls did well but they were wasteful, esp our no 18.. so many begging chances, one and one severally with the keeper and they blasted to the sky..

    My best player in the team is ajakeye the no 17 she reminds of a young oshuola.. very strong with great Pace, what a player! Our no10 afolabi is also very good, what a goal from her today, she holds on to the ball nicely, another player I love to watch is the no7 bello, great Pace, not to forget our no3 two goals in two matches from a left back is impressive! The etim girl did well as well, what a beautiful goal from her.

    The coach must work on their finishing. Good luck girls

    • kolawale 2 years ago

      Yes the number 18 is very wasteful, see the game against Germany, she had many begging chances and blew them. Well there was nothing fantastic about the chileans. Just attack them thats all.

  • Glory 2 years ago

    Congratulations to the girls n coaching crew for the first win. But lots of work to do. Still lacking the character of potential winners. They leave too much space for any good team to capitalise and also waste too much of goal opportunities. The girl operating from the right is my star girl. Anyway we enjoy while it last.

  • Mahmud Shuaib 2 years ago

    Where are the tribal bigots; @OKPONKU AND AKO AMADI?? Am sure the NEW ZEALAND COACH is also a YORUBA man who allowed his tribal man to beat his lasses.

    Despicable and pitiable generation!

  • Greenturf 2 years ago

    Congratulations girls!Definitely an upgrade from your performances against Germany,though your first half performances against the football super powers was praiseworthy,I believe should we meet Germany again it won’t be smooth sailing for the European champions.
    Having said that,our girls played very well,in the first game they weren’t allowed to play their game which resulted to the defenders kicking the ball in the air to the attackers because of closed up spaces,which was comfortably dealt with by the bigger,taller and experienced Germans.
    Apparently,a weak opposition will give you spaces to play to your strength,but squaring against strong opposition with high press you have to be technically good and at per to compete.This are some of the reasons we exit early at knockout stages.
    We definitely will get the result we need against Chile to proceed but to reach the semi final we need to learn or practice how to win against strong opposition which has been Nigeria’s problem lately.
    However,the positives is it is a developmental tournament and the gains we have seen so far are quality players who could become potential superstars God willing.

  • Bobo Colorado Springs 2 years ago

    Congrats girls!. please everybody should take it easy on these girls, they are still kids. Like i said earlier, the loss to Germany was the wrong and unnecessary substitutions at half time not the so called tactical Germany, or system or tribalism as some people were saying.

  • Proudly 9ja 2 years ago

    Germany just trashed chile 6:0, same german team dat struggled against our girls. This is to tell people dat our team is not too bad as some people painted dem to be, though we need to convert our chances when we get dem. Our girls just need to avpid defeat to make it into the Quater finals.

  • Omo9ja 2 years ago

    Congratulations to our Flamingo, it can only be better. Nigeria have a talented team in this tournament but there’s still a lot to improve on.

    Our Flamingo need to be more clinical in front of goal.

    The team needs to be more composed and know when to attack and when passing the ball around.

    Our girls will improve on this as we witnessed in one of their goals in today’s match.

    So far so good, congratulations to the entire team and Nigeria.

    Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • Chima E Samuels 2 years ago

    Good win and people should note that fans have the right to demand results. Most especially when it matters, our mindsets can not be the same on this forum.

  • Codex 2 years ago

    Didn’t watch the game as well as the previous one cos I was preparing my team for an upcoming grassroots tournament but saw the comments for the last game and this one,those who attributed our loss to tribalism DO NOT understand how football works, football is not a game where training and friendlies alone guarantee results,hell there are none in the game but understanding and telepathy are rare in national team football hence the reason why coach Banks opted for continuity and understanding because expanding his pool of players will disrupt what he’s built over the past couple of months so the criticism of the coach is misguided besides the win today only serves to quieten the noise about performance,look at the results and one will say that our not-so beloved flamingoes lost to a much stronger German team who dismembered Chile and we didn’t conceed against New Zealand so we should be proud and grateful cos the environmental circumstances and resources means that our teams will have to over-perform or over achieve in order to make we the people of Nigeria happy and yet we’re not satisfied I wonder what will happen if play to what we have currently so be happy about the team when they win, criticize sensibly when they lose and we should always focus on the big picture cos it’s important.Btw I’m an Igbo man but don’t care about the ethnicity of our players rather the nation as a whole should come first so if the team presently at India are the best we have to offer why not support them rather than write them off because of their tribe,makes no sense to me. I do fancy our chances against Chile though.

  • Papafem 2 years ago

    Nigerians and tribalism. Reason we will not develop as a nation. Now, because the coach is Yoruba and many of his players are Yorubas, that makes him a tribalist. Close to half of the players in Coach Christophee Danjuma’s team are Yorubas. The coach himself is from the middle belt. Does that make him a Yoruba? At a point in time, we may have more players for a particular national tea from one part of the country than the other. It all depends on the time available time for scouting or the geographical area such time permits the coach to cover. No coach will choose to fail just because he wanna impress his kinsmen
    This is their career we are talking about, not a ludo game. We should stop this sentiment. It’s helping no one.

  • Sentiment has been the bane of development in Nigeria! Merit when given its rightful place causes a people to excel! I have no doubt whatsoever that we the peoples of Nigeria can hold our our own in any field of endeavor against the best of the world! I look for that day when we will kick sentiment and bigotry aside and let merit and fairness reign… I wish the coach and the Flamingos all the best against Chile… Viva Naija!

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