Nigeria’s U-17 women’s national team, the Flamingos, on Wednesday, lost to Columbia in a penalty shootout to reach the final of the U-17 Women’s World Cup in India.
The game ended with no goal from both team without the extra time and settled with a penalty shoot-out.
The Flamingos lost 6-5 to Colombia in their semi-final clash on Wednesday.
The game had ended 0-0 after regulation time, as both teams failed to score any goals.
If Nigeria had converted their fifth penalty kick, they would have been playing in their first-ever final at the tournament.
Nigeria’s Flamingos failed to progress to the final at the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in India following a 6-5 penalty shootout defeat against Colombia.
The game ended in a 0-0 draw after 90 minutes.
It’s the first time Nigeria will be playing in the semi-final of the biennial competition.
Emmanuel Blessing came close to netting the curtain raiser for Nigeria on six minutes but her effort went inches wide.
The Flamingos maintained the pressure with Shakirat Oyinlola coming close to breaking the deadlock in the 26th minute.
The Colombians turned the heat afterwards with goalkeeper Faith Omilana making a couple of good saves
Omilana was replaced by second-choice goalkeeper Linda Jiwuaku at 90 minutes.
The game went straight into penalties after both teams failed to score in regulation time.
The Flamingos scored five penalty kicks, while the Colombians netted six.
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