Nigeria’s U-17 women’s national team, the Flamingos, must overcome their Ethiopian counterparts on Saturday to earn a ticket to this year’s Under-17 Women’s World Cup finals in India in October.
Coach Bankole Olowookere’s side has been imperious all through the qualifiers. They hammered DR Congo 3-0 in Kinshasa and 5-0 in Benin City for an 8-0 aggregate score, before sending the Egyptians packing 6-0 on aggregate.
In the final round, the Flamingoes have the advantage over Ethiopia after defeating their opponents 1-0 in Addis Ababa.
The Opeyemi Ajakaiye is the top scorer with five goals, having scored in each of Nigeria’s four matches, with a brace against Congo in Benin City.