Nigeria thrash Burkina Faso 6-0 in Abuja

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The Nigeria’s Under 17 female football team, the Flamingos, on Saturday defeated  Burkina Faso 6-0 in the second leg of the qualify match of the 2024 FIFA Under 17 Women’s World Cup.

Flamingos dominated  the match played at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on Saturday.

Harmony Chidira opened scoring in the 11th minute while Peace Effiong doubled the tally in the 34th minute

The Burkinabe girls fought back but were unable to convert their  chances.

On  resumption in the second half , Flamingos continued their dominance with Chidira scoring  the third goal in the 74th minute to deem the hopes of the visitors.

Ramata Kareem registered her name on  the score sheet  by scoring the fourth goal in the 83th minute.

Chidira scored  her third  in the 85th minute to increase the tally to five while Effiong  scored her second in the 88th minute to make it  six.

Flamingos drew 1-1 against Burkina Faso in the first leg of the qualify match on May 11 in Bamako, Mali.

Flamingos now have 7-1 aggregate score from the two matches, first and second leg matches.

With the this victory over the Burkinabes,  the Flamingos will be  up for the final qualifying fixture, against the winner of the Senegal or Liberia fixture.

The Senegalese led 3-1 in the first leg going into the second leg in Monrovia this weekend.

The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2024 will take place in the Dominican Republic from Oct. 16 to Nov.3.

This will be the first time that the Dominican Republic will host a FIFA tournament.