The Nigerian U17 Women’s National Team have qualified for the quarter finals of the ongoing FIFA U17 World Cup after beating Chile 2-1 in India today.
Despite losing their opening match 2-1 to Germany, Bankole Olowookere led team have shown resilience by beating New Zealand 4-0 and now Chile 2-1 to qualify for the quarterfinals.
Nigeria started on the front foot by scoring the first goal of the match within 4 minutes as Ajakaiye Opeyemi set up stand-in captain Blessing Emmanuel for a beautiful finish.
The game remained 1-0 for 80 minutes with both sides spurring chances until Bisola Mosaku doubled the lead for the Flamingos.
The Chileans had a sense of hope when they were awarded a penalty per VAR review suggesting that Edafe handled the ball in the box.
Talk pulled one back for the Chileans from the spot but they could not get the second and the game ended 2-1.
Nigeria have now qualified for the quarterfinals of this competition with 6 points in 3 games.