Nigeria secure double win over Ghana

The Nigerian U17 women football team; Flamingoes gave their preparation for the 2014 FIFA U17 World Cup in Costa Rica a boost after 5-1 aggregate victory over the Ghana U17 women national team, in a two-leg international friendly on Sunday.

The Flamingoes traveled to Accra with a 3-0 aggregate lead from the first leg at the FIFA Goal Project Centre in Abuja.

The Flamingoes later went ahead to secured a late 2-1 victory at the Accra Sports Stadium, Ghana.

The U17 girls started the game on a bright note from kick off with Aku Cynthia Onyedikachi giving the Flamingoes their first goal of the match in the 5th minute, which gave the away side a lead into the half time.

Ghana grabbed a leveler through Lilly
Nibe just five minutes into the second half.

However, Ajibade Rashidat planted the winning goal for Nigeria at the 83rd minute to complete the double victory over their West African foes.

Speaking after the game, Coach of the Nigerian U17 national team, Bala
Nkiyu expressed confidence that the Flamingoes will win the FIFA U17
World Cup in Costa Rica.

He however tipped the fellow representatives, Ghana and Zambia to
success at the World Cup, insisting that better preparation could see any of the Africa nations emerge champions at the competition.

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