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Nigeria thrash Egypt 4-0 in U-17 World Cup qualifiers

 


Nigeria’s U-17 girls have one leg in the final round of the African qualification series for this year’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup after a 4-0 defeat of their Egyptian counterparts at the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on Sunday.

 Defender Tumininu Adeshina had flashed a shot into the side-netting in the 13th minute before the team’s leading scorer Opeyemi Ajakaiye drew applause with a snapshot after chesting the ball outside the 18–yard box. But the ball was slightly off target.

 Adeshina again shot above target in the 20th minute, before Ajakaiye scored her fourth goal of the qualifiers with an angled shot that beat goalkeeper Habbiba El Taher fair and square in the 28th minute.

Three minutes later, the handful Laila Zaher got the better of the Nigeria defence and forced goalkeeper Faith Omilana into a save, before the ball was cleared from danger.

Nigeria would not relent and forward Omowunmi Bello headed home the second goal in the 39th minute from a corner kick by Tumininu Adeshina.


 



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