Nigeria 5-1 Guinea (11-2): Flamingos Progress To Next Round
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Nigeria 5-1 Guinea (11-2): Flamingos Progress To Next Round

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Nigeria's U-17 women's national team progressed to the next phase of the 2020 U-17 Women's World Cup qualifiers with a resounding win against their visitors.

The Flamingos replicated their great form in the second leg against Guinea, smashing them 5-1 at the Agege Stadium on Saturday to book a date against Ghana in the next round.

After a comfortable 6-1 first-leg win in Conakry, Guinea, last week, the Nigerian girls powered to a similar scoreline in front of home fans.

Nigeria scored their first goal of the encounter through first leg brace hero, Rofiat Imuran, off Chinyere Kalu's assist after 27 minutes.

The lead was doubled five minutes later by Taiwo Lawal before she grabbed her second and Nigeria's third five minutes before the break.

But just before the first-half whistle, Olamide Bolaji was sent off by the referee following an unfair challenge against Guinea captain, Bah Maimouna.

Coach Bankole Olowookere replaced Lawal with Dah-Zossu Alvine in the second half to shore up the weakened area.

But that didn't stop the Guineans, who improved in the second half, from getting a consolation.

Diallo Fatoumata Dede converted an 85th-minute spot-kick after Chidinma Ogbuchi handled the ball in the area to gift the visitors a penalty kick.

However, Dah-Zossu restored Nigeria's three-goal lead before Kalu struck a late free-kick to complete the rout.

Nigeria's opponent in the next round, Ghana, was also in banging form as they defeated Liberia 8-0 (10-0) to set up a date later in May for a ticket to India 2020.

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