The last round of qualifiers for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup is currently ongoing. Saturday afternoon Nigeria and Cameroon played their first leg of the qualifiers. The match ended with a 2 – 2 draw.
The Samuel Ogbemudia stadium in Benin City, Nigeria hosted on Saturday afternoon the first leg for the final round of qualifiers to the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. After the kickoff, the meeting quickly turned in favor of the Nigerians. The first goal came after two minutes by means of Precious Vincent. Eight minutes later, Marie Ngah equalized for Cameroon. And before the break, the lionesses even took the lead with a goal from Alice Kameni.
Back from half-time, Ikekhua allowed Nigeria to come back to Cameroon. Despite the chances for both teams at the end of the game, the score remained 2 – 2.
This result is an underperformance for the Nigerian team. The Flamingos will have to win or at least play for a draw on the minimum score of (3 – 3) in the second leg to get their ticket for the next World Cup. .
Cameroonians can be satisfied because even with a clean score in Yaoundé in two weeks they can be qualified.
Which of these two teams will take part in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018 scheduled for the month of November? Let’s wait for the answer on February 17th.
It should be noted that since the launch of the competition ten years ago, Nigeria has participated in each of the editions of the U-17 Women’s World Cup. *