U-17 Wwc: Flamingos Lose On Penalties

By Chimezie Nebolisa

Flamingos lost on penalties to Colombia on Wednesday’s U-17 Women World Cup semi-finals in India.

Both teams failed to score after 90 minutes of football and game went into penalties with the Colombians winning 6-5.

Omamuzo Edafe, who netted the winner against USA, had the opportunity to replicate the feat again when she stepped up to take the decisive kick to make it 5-4 after the Colombians missed their third kick.

The shootout then went into sudden death and with Colombia ahead 6-5, Comfort Folorunsho saw her attempt parried away by the opponent’s keeper.

Flamingos will now meet either Germany or Spain in the third-place play-off billed for Sunday, 30 October.