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Nigeria’s Flamingos Defeat Germany To Clinch Bronze In FIFA U17 Women World Cup

Nigeria’s Flamingos have defeated Germany to clinch a consolatory bronze medal in the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India.

The Nigerian ladies defeated Germany 3-2 on penalties at the DY Patil Stadium after the thrilling third-place match on Sunday October 30, ended in a 3-3 draw in regulation time.

The Flamingos started the game on a high note, scoring three goals before Germany came from behind to draw the game.

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Opeyemi Ajakaye got the first goal in the 20th minute followed by Aminat Bello who scored the second in the 48th minute. Etim Edidiong netted the third goal in the 63rd minute before Germany replied with three goals to send the match to extra time and penalties.

Flamingos won the penalty shootout 3-2 to become the second African team to clinch the bronze medal in the U-17 Women’s World Cup.

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Ghana vs Nigeria: ‘I Am Very Satisfied’ -Austin Eguavoen

 

Ahead of the 2022 World Cup playoffs first leg match between Ghana and Nigeria in Kumasi on Friday, March 25, Super Eagles coach, Augustine Eguavoen, has expressed satisfaction with his players saying the team is ready.

The winner of the two legged tie will book in spot in the 2022 world cup holding in Qatar later this year and Eguavoen says judging by the response in camp and training session, the team is ready to go and do the nation proud.

Speaking after the Super Eagles first training session in Abuja on Tuesday ahead of their Kumasi trip, Eguavoen explained that Maduka Okoye who fell ill might still join the team, while Innocent Bonke has replaced the injured Wilfred Ndidi.

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“I am very satisfied, you can see that the boys are ready to go. The good thing is that they are in season, they are in form and their confidence is very high. No injury worries and I am very satisfied with what we saw in our first training session, one hour, 15 minutes,” Eguavoen said.

“I got a message from Maduka Okoye, that he is going to come but we have a backup in John Noble who is is going join us. If Maduka recovers and joins us there is no problem, but we have Noble as a backup.

“Hopefully, we’ll have two more training sessions before the game, anything more than that will be suicidal. It is more of tactical talks than physicality now. We are ready to go,” Eguavoen concluded.

The Super Eagles will host the Black Stars in the reverse fixture at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja on Tuesday, March 29 2022.

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