Nigeria U-17 women’s team the Flamingoes yesterday crashed out in the race for this year’s FIFA U-17 women’s world cup ticket after playing 1-1 away draw in the second-leg play-off round of the African qualifiers against Cameroon.
The Nigerian girls were bundled out of the women’s world cup slated for in Uruguay after aggregate score between them and their Camerounians counterparts ended 3-3.
This is the first time the Flamingoes have failed to qualify for the FIFA Women’s U-17 World Cup since the maiden edition in New Zealand in 2008.
Alice Kameni gave the home team a 16th minute lead, before substitute Martha Vincent drew the Flamingos level eight minutes from time.
In the first-leg played in Benin, Cameroun forced the Flamingoes to a 2-2 draw.
Cameroon took the lead through Alice Kameni in the 16th minute before Precious Vincent drew Flamingoes level on 82 minutes which was not enough.
After the equaliser, the Flamingoes went in search of the winning goal but Camerounians held on to pick the World Cup ticket.
This will be Cameroon’s second appearance at the U-17 Women’s World Cup after qualifying for the 2016 edition in Jordan.