Nigeria Women’s under-17 team, the Flamingos didn’t break a sweat as they began their quest for qualifying for the FIFA Women’s Under 17 World Cup on a brilliant note against Central Africa Republic.
The Flamingos thrashed their opponent 6 nil at the Omnisport de Bependa, Douala, Cameroon with goals from three different players.
Given the obvious disparity in quality between both teams, it didnt take long before the Flamingos scored the first goal of the match.
Etim Edidiong scored in the fifth minute to give the Flamingos the lead as the team settled into the match quickly.
The second goal disnt come immediately as one would have expected. It eventually came 33 mimutes later via a calm finish from Nwanchukwu Prisca.
The third goal didn’t take long unlike the second. Moshood Shakirat was in the right place at the right time as she converted her chance to give the Flamingos a three-goal lead.
Moshood Shakirat got her brace on the stroke of half-time with another precise finish as the Flamingos took a 4 nil lead into the break.
The second half started with the Flamingos dominant on the ball just like the first half.
Etim Edidiong scored her brace 10 minutes after restart to put the game further away from the Central Africa Republic ladies who spent the entire game chasing the ball.
Moshood Shakirat completed her hattrick from the spot kick in the 71st minute as the match ended in a convincing 6 nil victory.
The second leg is scheduled for the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja on February 10 as they look to wrap the tie up before progressing to the penultimate qualification round.
The 2024 FIFA Women’s Under-17 World Cup will be held in the Dominican Republic in the last quarter of the year.