World Cup Dreams Begin: Nigeria U-17 Women, Flamingos Crush Central African Republic

World Cup Dreams Begin: Nigeria U-17 Women, Flamingos Crush Central African Republic

While the Super Eagles capture headlines in Ivory Coast, another Nigerian team, the Flamingoes, is making history in Douala, thrashing the Central African Republic by a large margin.Nigeria U-17 Women, Flamingos Crush Central African Republic 6-0

The Flamingos, Nigeria’s U-17 Women’s National Team, dominated their FIFA World Cup qualifier against the Central African Republic, securing a resounding 6-0 victory, Footballrover reports.

Dominican Republic Dreams Take Flight:

This emphatic win marks the start of the Flamingos’ campaign for a spot in the 2024 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, hosted by the Dominican Republic.

The team wasted no time asserting their dominance, crushing their hosts with a relentless offensive display.

Double Threat: Chidi and Moshood Lead the Charge:

Harmony Chidi and Shakirat Moshood emerged as the stars of the match, each bagging a brace.

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Their clinical finishing and attacking prowess proved unstoppable for the Central African Republic defense.

Prisca Nwachukwu and Etim Edidiong further sealed the win with individual goals, displaying the team’s depth and scoring potential.Nigeria U-17 Women, Flamingos Crush Central African Republic 6-0

Afolabi’s Inspiration:

Captain Taiwo Afolabi provided the spark that ignited the team’s performance.

Her leadership and on-field presence were instrumental in inspiring her teammates to deliver a dominant display.

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Match Highlights:

  • Harmony Chidi opened the scoring within the first five minutes, setting the tone for the match.
  • Prisca Nwachukwu doubled the lead just before halftime.
  • Chidi and Moshood added two more goals before the break, putting Nigeria firmly in control.
  • Edidiong extended the lead early in the second half.
  • Moshood sealed the victory with her second goal late in the game.

World Cup Dreams Begin: Nigeria U-17 Women, Flamingos Crush Central African Republic

Looking Ahead:

With this comprehensive victory, the Flamingos have put themselves in a commanding position for the return leg, scheduled for February 10th at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.

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The Central African Republic faces a daunting task in overcoming this significant deficit, while Nigeria eyes a decisive step closer to their World Cup dream.

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