Flamingos Defeat Germany To Win Nigeria’s First U-17 FIFA Women World Cup Medal
In a thrilling third-place match on Sunday afternoon, Nigeria’s Flamingos defeated Germany on penalties to win their first-ever FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup medal.
Nigeria has not advanced very far in the competition; in contrast, Germany won the bronze medal in the tournament’s first iteration.
Following a 2-1 victory against Flamingos in the group round, Germany had already defeated Nigeria in the competition, but the Nigerian girls exacted sweet revenge in the most spectacular way.
Opeyemi Ajakaye scored Nigeria’s first goal in the competition in the first half, while Amina Bello and Edidiong Etim added goals to make it 3-0 in the first 63 minutes of the game.
The Germans, with bronze medals hanging in the balance, took control of the game by scoring three goals in the final seventeen minutes to tie the score and force a penalty shootout.
Nigeria triumphed 3-2 on penalties to win the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup in India, and Nigeria goalie Faith Omilana named the tournament’s standout player.
Later today, Colombia and Spain will face off in the final after Colombia prevented Nigeria from making it there.
The entire DiasporaInfo team Congratulate the Nigeria Female Flamingo for clinging the 3rd position in the U-17 Women World Cup and bringing the Medal to Nigeria.
🙌Congratulations to the current Flamingos, who have become the 1st Nigerian female U17 team to win a medal at the FIFA #U17WWC. Nigeria led Germany 3-0 until the 72nd minute, but gave it up as the game went to penalties, however Nigeria won the shootout 3-2 to get the Bronze👏👏 pic.twitter.com/8QrbVBBgtj
— Making of Champions (@MakingOfChamps) October 30, 2022