U-17 Women’s World Cup – Nigeria Beats USA To Reach Semi Finals

The Nigerian U-17 female national team beat the United States of America 4-3 on penalties to reach the semi-finals of the ongoing Fifa U-17 women’s world cup.

The Flamigoes won a nerve-wracking shootout following a 1-1 draw in regulation time.

The win sends them through to the semi-finals of the tournament, where a clash awaits with either Colombia or Tanzania.

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Nigeria secured a 2-1 victory over Chile in their last Group B fixture at the 2022 Fifa U17 Women’s World Cup in India.

 Needing a win to scale through, coach Bankole Olowookere’s girls took a fourth-minute lead through Blessing Emmanuel before Bisola Mosaku doubled the West Africans’ advantage with eight minutes left on the clock. Not willing to go down without a fight, the South Americans continued to attack and they were awarded a last-minute penalty after VAR adjudged that one of Nigeria’s defenders had handled the ball. Tali Rovner took the ensuing kick that sailed past goalkeeper Faith Omilana.

 Having lost their first fixture against Germany, the Nigerians have bounced back to win their remaining two group matches to reach the knockout phase of the global football showpiece taking place in India.

Aside from putting her team ahead, captain Emmanuel was impressive for the entire duration – with her endless speed tearing apart the defence setup of Alex Castro’s side.

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