Nigeria’s Flamingoes Beat Bantwana 1-0, Qualify For 2016 World Cup


Nigeria’s Flamingoes have earned their place at the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan after beating South Africa’s U-17 team, 1-0 in the second leg, on Saturday, at the Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa.

Rasheedat Ajibade netted the solitary goal in the 29th minute, as she profited from South African goalkeeper Malogadi Maluleke’s error, to slot home the winning goal.

The victory means the team qualified on 7-0 aggregate having won the first leg 6-0 in Abuja a fortnight ago.

In the last three editions of the tournament, the Flamingoes got out of the group stage but were knocked out in the quarterfinals, while they crashed out in the first round in their maiden appearance back in 2008.

With this, Nigeria join host Jordan, Japan, North Korea, United States of America, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Paraguay, Venezuela and New Zealand for the competition to be held between September 30 and October 21, 2016.