Nigeria’s Under-17 women’s national team the Flamingos beat the USA in a nervy penalty shootout to reach the semi-finals of the Under-17 Women’s World Cup for the first time in India.
The young Nigerian girls triumphed on 4-3 penalties after the full time ended 1-1.
The Flamingos had consistently failed to get past the last eight of the competition since it was first hosted in 2008, but with the hard-fought win, Bankole Olowookere’s side broke the jinx to reach the final four of the cadet tournament.
The game ended in a 1-1 draw but there would be no extra-time as they proceeded to a penalty shoot out that ended in the African giants favour.
The Flamingos will take on the winner of the other quarter-final match between Tanzania and Columbia.
The semi-final is scheduled for the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Margao on Wednesday, October 26, 2022.