Nigeria Flamingos Defeats Chile To Earn Quarter Final Place In The Ongoing FIFAU-17WWC.

The Nigeria Flamingos had a rough start to the competition, but they have recovered and displayed excellent talent.

The ladies are now through to the quarterfinals of the Under-17 FIFA Women’s World Cup following a 2-1 win over Chile in their final group B match on Monday.

In their first World Cup match, the Flamingos fell to 2-1 defeat against European champions Germany. They atoned for their shortcomings, though, by defeating New Zealand 4-0 in their subsequent match.

Meanwhile, in their opponents' second group match, Germany humiliated Chile 6-0. At the Kalinga Stadium, Nigeria thereby needed a draw against Chile to advance to the next round.

Blessing Emmanuel scored the game's first goal for Nigeria in the fourth minute to give the Flamingos instant authority.

After scoring, Nigeria did not stop working. They kept applying pressure, but they were unable to score before halftime.

Opeyemi Ajakaye played exceptionally well, but her attempt to score in the second half only managed to touch the bar.

But in the 82nd minute, Bisola Mosaku doubled the Flamingos' advantage. Four minutes later, Edafe handled the ball in the box, giving the Chileans an unfortunate lifeline.

Tali prevailed in the struggle of wills and scored the penalty kick to make it 2-1. 

In the waning moments of the game, the Chileans made a valiant effort to score additional goals, but Coach Bankole Olowookere's team hung on to secure the 2-1 victory.

Nigeria finish second in Group B, behind Germany, who defeated New Zealand 3-1 in the group's last match.

This is the 4th time Nigeria will be qualifying for the quarterfinals of the tournament.

In the next round on Friday, Nigeria's Flamingos will play either Brazil, or the United States.

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