U-17 Word Cup: Flamingos Beat USA to move into semi-final

By Chimezie Nebolisa

Flamingos have qualified for the semi-finals of the U-17 women’s World Cup in India, beating USA on penalties in Friday’s quarter-finals.

The game which ended 1-1 in normal time, was decided by penalty shootout which the Nigerian team triumphed 4-3 to qualify for a first-ever semi-final place.

The Flamingos will wait to meet either Columbia or debutant Tanzania in the semi-final slated for Wednesday, 26 October.

Omamuzo Edafe gave the Flamingos the lead in the 27th minute from the penalty spot, following a foul on Amina Bello inside the box.

With five minutes left in the first half USA equalized thanks to Amalica Villarreal.

With both teams failing to find the winner in the second half the game went into penalties with the Americans missing twice and the Flamingos missed one of theirs.

And Edafe converted the winning spot kick to send Nigeria into the last four.

Source: CompleteSport