U-17 FIFA WWC Qualifiers: Flamingos maul CAR 6-0 to reach 3rd round

By Chimezie Nebolisa

Nigeria’s Flamingos advanced into the third round of the 2024 FIFA U-17 women’s World Cup qualifiers following annihilation of Central African Republic 6-0, in the second leg on Friday at the MKO Abiola stadium, Abuja.

The result means the Flamingos got through 12-0 on aggregate, after the first leg also ended 6-0.

Harmony Chidi bagged a hat-trick while Ramota Kareem got two goals and Tessy Ojiyovwi netted a goal.

Harmony gave the Nigerian team the lead in the 2nd minute and added the second in the 14th minute.

In the 36th minute, Ojiyovwi made it 3-0 before Kareem added the fourth and fifth goals on 55 and 85 minutes respectively.

Harmony then completed her hat-trick when she struck in the 90th minute.

Three teams will represent Africa at this year’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Dominican Republic.

The competition will run from 16 October to 3 November 2024.