Posted by News Express | 24 June 2022 | 372 times
Nigeria’s Flamingos have been paired alongside Germany in Group B of the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
The draw was held on Friday with Chile and New Zealand completing the group for Coach Bankole Olowookere’s side. The Nigerian girls had a brilliant run in the qualification series for the competition. They overcame Egypt, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Ethiopia en route to the tournament.
They scored 15 goals and conceded none in the process with Opeyemi Ajakaye striking six times as Nigeria sealed a ticket to India.
Africa’s other representatives, Tanzania and Morocco are in Group D and A respectively.
Morocco will also battle hosts India, the USA, and Brazil in the same group while Japan, Canada, and France complete Tanzania’s group.
The competition will run from 11th to 30th October. It was supposed to hold in 2020 but was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Spain won the last edition in 2018. They are grouped alongside Colombia, Mexico, and China.
Groups and Teams For U-17 Women’s World Cup
Below are the groups and teams for the U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022:
Group A: India, USA, Morocco, Brazil
Group B: Germany, Nigeria, New Zealand, Chile
Group C: Spain, Colombia, Mexico, China
Group D: Japan, Tanzania, Canada, France
•Sourced from Channels TV. In above file photo, the Flamingos line up before their match against Guinea in a 2020 U-17 World Cup qualifier held in Conakry. Photo: Twitter@NFF
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