Nigeria advances to the Quarterfinals of the FIFA Women Under-17 World Cup in India after defeating Chile.
Football brings excitement to many. Win or lose, the fun is all that we seek. The FIFA Women Under-17 World Cup is currently happening in India, and it has been exciting to watch.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) revealed in a report that in their third and final match of the competition’s group stage match, which happened at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, the Nigerian team had an impressive run. The reports revealed that the Under-17 team opened scoring through Blessing Emmanuel in the fourth minute.
Bisola Mosaku also made fans smile by striking off a free kick by Miracle Usani. A late penalty kick driven by Roverner Tali brought the game to a 2-1 score. The Flamingos gained themselves a place in the quarter-finals on Friday. They will face either the U.S or Brazil.
In a statement made after the match, the team’s head coach Bankole Olowookere assured Nigerian fans that the team would get better as the tournament continues. He said, “We missed a number of chances again, but I like the spirit of the team, and we will get better as we go on in the competition. I am happy we made it into the last eight and that we sustained our winning mentality in spite of the fact that we only needed a draw to sail through.”