FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup: Flamingos Beat Germany To Claim Bronze Medal
The Flamingos ensured that they did not leave India empty-handed as they secured a bronze medal at the expense of Germany.
The Bankole Olowookere led Nigeria Women’s U17 team made history on Sunday being the first Africans to win the bronze medal.
The Nigeria side was supposed to have claimed the straight win in the duration time but surrendered a 3-0 lead and allowed the European champions to level up in the 90th minute.
Opeyemi Ajakaiye opened the scoring for Nigeria in the 20th minute and ensured that Flamingos finished the half with a comfortable 1-0 lead.
Aminat Bello doubled Nigeria’s lead in the 48th minute before Etim Edidong made it 3-0 for the African in the 63rd minute.
The Germans began their comeback 10 minutes later through Tella Viet’s two quick goals from Platinier Paulina and Loreen Bender made it 3-3.
The game was decided via penalty shoot-out where Flamingos finally emerged winners 3-2 on penalties and claimed the bronze medal.