U-17 W/Cup Qualifier: Flamingos Outclass Guinea; To Face Ghana In Play-off 

U-17 W/Cup Qualifier: Flamingos Outclass Guinea; To Face Ghana In Play-off 

Nigeria’s Flamingos defeated Guinea 5-1 in their 2020 FIFA U-17 World Cup qualifier second leg first round tie at the Agege Stadium on Saturday, Completesports.com reports.

The Flamingos qualify to the final qualifying round 11-2 on aggregate after winning the first leg 6-1 in Conakry.

They will now take on rivals Ghana in the Play-off in May.

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On the stroke of half-time the Flamingos had a player sent off as Olamide Bolaji was given her marching orders for a poor challenge.

Imuran Rofiat fired the Flamingos in front in the 27th minute off a brilliant pass from  Chinyere Kalu.

Taiwo Lawal doubled the lead for the hosts on 33 minutes off a fine assist from Oluwabunmi Oladeji

With five minutes left in the first half Lawal scored her second goal to make it 3-0 in favour of the Flamingos.

Guinea pulled a goal back from the penalty spot through Diallo Fatoumata Dede in the 85th minute after Chidinma Ogbuchi handled the ball inside the box.

A minute after Guinea’s goal, substitute Alvine Dah -Zossu made it 4-1 for the Flamingos after rounding Guinea goalkeeper to help her side recover their three-goal advantage.

And in the 90th minutes Chinyere Kalu scored from a freekick to end the game 5-1.

The Flamingos are hoping to make a return to the FIFA U-17 women’s World Cup after missing the 2018 edition in uruguay.

They qualified for the maiden edition in New Zealand in 2008.

They were quarter-finalist at the 2010, 2012 and 2014 editions.


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