Nigeria’s Flamingoes were held to a 2-2 draw by their Cameroonian counterparts in the first leg of the final round of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup qualifiers in Benin on Saturday.
The result means the Nigerian U-17 women’s national team have a mountain to climb in Cameroon if they are to make it to the global finals.
Vincent Precious and Osaretin Oghenebrume were the scorers for Nigeria while Ngah Marie and Kameni Alice ensured a point was taken home for the visitors.
The game at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium is the first of the final decider of a place in the World Cup for the Nigerian women, and they need a favourable result in second leg which takes place in a fortnight in Yaounde.
The Flamingoes had eliminated their Ethiopian counterparts 1-1 on the away goals rule in the previous round.
The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, a sixth edition, will hold from 13 November to 1 December 2018.
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