FIFAU17WW/cup: Cameroon, Nigeria tango for final spot


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Nigeria’s U17 female team, Flamingos will on Sunday trade tackles with their counterparts from Cameroon in Yaoundé in the second-leg of qualification for the FIFA U17 women world cup.

The first-leg of the encounter which was held at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium in Benin a fortnight ago ended 2-2 with precious Vincent and Osaretin scoring Nigeria’s goals.

Nigeria will hope to add to the record of playing in all the editions of the competition having participated in the inaugural tournament hosted by New Zealand in 2008.

Cameroon’s Les Jeunes Lionnes on their own part will be going into the game with the mind of avenging the 2008 defeat they suffered in the hands of the Flamingos.

Nigeria is yet to record a victory in the ongoing qualification phase having relied on the away goal rule to edge out Ethiopia, while Cameroon comfortably dispatched Botswana.

South Africa and Ghana have seemingly secured two of the three available continental tickets for Uruguay 2018 after their impressive first leg results.

The Ghanaian Black Maidens hammered Djibouti 9-0 in an away tie at the El Hadj Hassan Gouled Stadium and South Africa thrashed Morocco 5-1 at their Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg.

Three teams will qualify to represent Africa at the tournament scheduled for 13 November to 1 December 2018 in Uruguay.

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