Nigeria’s Flamingos have qualified for the semifinal of the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in India after beating the USA on Friday, October 21, 2022.
The Flamingos won 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in 90 minutes of regulation time.
Onamuzo Edafe gave Nigeria the lead just after 25 minutes.
A VAR review had confirmed a foul on Amina Bello with the referee wasting no time in pointing to the spot.
The Americans pilled pressure on the Nigerians and were rewarded just before half-time.
They equalised in the 40th minute through Amalia Martina Villarreal’s strike.
Both teams started the second half trying to get a second goal but it never came resulting in a penalty shootout to decide who goes into the semi-final.
The Nigerian Team is in the semi-finals for the first time.