Nigeria downs South Africa to grab FIFA U-17 Women World Cup ticket

image The Nigerian national women U-17 team, Flamingoes, have qualified for the 5th FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. They defeated hosts Bantwana of South Africa 1-0 at the Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa on Saturday to pull an aggregate of 7goals to nil following their first leg 6-0 victory in Abuja.

Skipper Rasheedat Ajibade who netted four in the first leg in Abuja delivered the second leg winner to tighten Nigeria’s grip on the women junior World Cup ticket.

Ajibade’s goal became her eighth in four qualifying matches, having netted three in both legs of the 9-0 whiplash of Namibia.

The 5th FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup will take place in Jordan between 30thSeptember and 21st October this year.

Nigeria has never failed to qualify for the finals since the competition was launched in 2008


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Born July 13, 1965, Fred Edoreh hails from Umeh, Isoko South, Delta State. He attended St. John Primary School, Iselegu, Mater Dei Collage Ashaka, St. Patrick’s Grammar School, Asaba for HSC and graduated in English and Literary Studies at Bendel State University, Ekpoma.
He went into journalism in 1990 with Newbreed Magazine and later crossed over to television production with Ultimate Sports and Soccerworld on the Nigeria Televsion Authority.
He subsequently moved to pioneer Internet publishing in Nigeria with Nigeriasports.com and was later employed at Silverbird Television from where he moved as Editor of Weekend Sports at Naational Mirror Newspapers.
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