Nigeria’s women under 17 teams have been beaten by Germany in a 2-1 defeat in their opening match at the ongoing 2022 FIFA U-17 women’s world cup in India.
The defeat came in their opening in the Group B match.
The Nigerian team, led by Bankole Olowookere, played against the Europeans in the early stage of the tournament.
According to PUNCH, following a foul on captain Alvine Dah-Zossu by Emily Wallrabenstein, the Flamingos were awarded a free-kick outside the box which defender Miracle Usani slotted past the goalkeeper on the half-hour mark. Despite this, the Europeans restored parity four minutes into the second half as Svea Stoldt got the Flamingos for poor defending.
Mara Alber had played to double Germany’s advantage in the match while the Nigerian team failed in their quest to close the gap.
The Flamingos are currently third in the group and will play against New Zealand on Friday pending their final group game against Chile on Monday.
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