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U-17 Women’s W/Cup: Flamingoes crash out

Nigeria’s campaign at the ongoing FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup has ended in an embarrassing manner as the Flamingoes crashed out 0-3 to their North Korean counterparts. Striker Ri Hae Yon plundered a hat-trick to book Nigeria’s flight back home.

The Flamingoes, captained by Rasheedat Ajibade in her second U17 World Cup, were never really in this contest.

Nigeria failed to score a goal in their three matches and managed only a goalless draw with England to finish on a solitary point.


The Flamingoes, who reached the quarterfinals in the last three editions of the competition, suffered from lack of international exposure as they did not play any international warm-up before Jordan 2017.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said they did not have the cash to arrange any international games for the team.


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