Nigeria Defeat Germany, Clinch Bronze In U-17 Women’s World Cup
The Nigeria U-17 Women’s team have ended their campaign at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in style.
After narrowly missing out on a place in the final match, the Flamingos on Sunday soared to a 3-2 penalty shootout victory over Germany to win the bronze medal.
The Nigeria U-17 team surprisingly blew a three-goal lead as the Germans extended the game into penalties coming from 3-0 to make it 3-3.
However, the Flamingos prevailed in the ensuing penalty kicks; winning it 3-2.
The Nigerian girls showed they had learnt from their mistakes both from Germany and Colombia from whom they suffered defeat on different occasions.
At a point in the game, the Flamingos enjoyed a three-goal lead courtesy of goals from the trio of Opeyemi Ajakaye, Amina Bello and Etim Eddidiong.
However, the Germans responded just when it was as if Nigeria were coasting home to victory.
A goal each from Jella Velt, and Paulina Bartz and a last-minute acrobatic kick from Loreen Bender ensured the Germans dragged the game into penalties but it was the Nigeria girls that had the last laugh this time.