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U-17 WWC: Flamingos reach playoffs after thrashing Guinea 11-2 on aggregate

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Nigeria Under-17 women’s football team, the Flamingos have reached the final round of the FIFA U-17 World Cup qualifiers after seeing off Guinea in the first round.

The Nigerian teenagers thrashed their Guinean counterparts 11-2 on aggregate, winning 5-1 in the second leg in Lagos over the weekend following a 6-1 win in Conakry.

Nigeria will take on Ghana in the final round of the qualifiers in May, and hope to secure a spot for the finals.

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In Lagos, Imuran Rofiat, Taiwo Lawal (brace), Chinyere Kalu and substitute Alvine Dah-Zossu were the goalscorers for Nigeria while Diallo Fatoumata Dede scored Guinea’s one.

Nigeria ended the match with 10 players after Olamide Bolaji was given her marching orders for a poor challenge at the stroke of halftime.

The Flamingos are hoping to make a return to the FIFA U-17 women’s World Cup after missing the 2018 edition in uruguay.

They qualified for the maiden edition in New Zealand in 2008, and were quarter-finalist at the 2010, 2012 and 2014 editions.

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