FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup : Nigeria eliminate Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s Young Lucy (photo: Samuel Ahmadu

Nigeria’s U-17 women’s team, the Flamingoes are through to the next round of qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup after eliminating their Ethiopian counterparts on away goals.

Nigeria secured a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Addis Ababa, and were able to consolidate that gain at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium on Saturday.

A goalless draw means the Nigerian girls qualified on the away goal rule despite the 1-1 aggregate score line.

The goalless draw eliminated Ethiopia from the qualification series for France 2018, while Nigeria moved ahead to face the winner of the Cameroon/Algeria fixture in the second and final round of the series.

The 6th FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup will hold in Uruguay in November, 2018