FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup: Flamingoes Qualify for first ever Semi-final by stunning USA



Nigeria’s Flamingos proved bookmakers wrong as they stunned tournament favourites the United States via a penalty shoot-out, to qualify for their first ever FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup semi-finals.

The game played in the Indian capital city of Mumbai lived up to the expectations as both teams sized up to each other.

It was Flamingos that opened the scorer’s sheet in the 27th minute through a penalty from Edafe Omamuzo after Amina Bello was fouled in the box.

The Americans took over the game since then, and they were able to level up in the 40th minute through Amalica Villarreal after a deflection from Folorunsho and the first half ended in a 1-1 draw.

The second stanza resumed with the Americans dominating the proceeding but all their attacking threats were nullified by the Flamingos backline as the game ended in a 1-1 draw.

It was straight to penalty kicks, Flamingos scored the first three kicks while the US missed one out of their three.

Folorunsho missed Nigeria’s 4th kick but Flamingos goalkeeper denied the Americans before Omamuzo sealed the semi-final ticket for Nigeria.

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