India 2022: Nigeria To Battle USA In Quarter-Finals

After a hard-fought 2-1 victory towards Chile yesterday, Nigeria’s Flamingos have booked their passage to the quarter-finals of the continuing FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup finals in India.

Nigeria faces the herculean mission of wrestling the price price tag from the aim loopy USA ladies on Friday.

Blessing Emmanuel’s aim withinside the 4th minute of the sport and Bisola Mosaku’s strike off a free-kick through dead-ball artist Miracle Usani with 8 mins left turned into sufficient to peer Nigeria thru on the Kalinga Stadium, no matter a overdue penalty transformed through Roverner Tali.

A record-breaking 8-zero win in opposition to host India withinside the beginning in shape and a well-performed 1-1 draw with Brazil in its 2d game, USA went in addition to maul Morocco 4-zero in its very last Group A in shape to installation a date with Flamingos.

Nigeria completed with six points, and a plus six dreams benefit after scoring seven desires and conceding simplest two.

USA on their element sits on the zenith of Group A with 7 points,  a huge 12 dreams haul and conceding simply one of their 1-1 draw with Brazil.

As turned into the case towards New Zealand remaining Friday, the Flamingos created a slew of possibilities that had been now no longer transformed, however Head Coach Bankole Olowookere confident the group gets even higher because the event progresses.

“We overlooked some of probabilities again, however I just like the spirit of the crew and we are able to get higher as we pass on withinside the competition. I am satisfied we made it into the final 8, and that we sustained our triumphing mentality no matter the reality that we best wanted a draw to sail via.”