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Double victory for Flamingoes over Black Maidens

10 February 2014, 14:11Israel Ojoko

Abuja - Nigeria's U17 women's football team gave their preparation for the 2014 FIFA U17 World Cup in Costa Rica a real boost with a 5-1 aggregate victory over the Ghana U17 women's national team, in a two-leg international friendly on Sunday.

The Flamingoes traveled to Accra with a 3-0 lead from the first leg at the FIFA Goal Project Centre in Abuja.

They kept their victory intact when they secured a late 2-1 victory at the Accra Sports Stadium, Ghana.

The girls started the game on a bright note from kick-off with Aku Cynthia Onyedikachi giving the Flamingoes their first goal of the match in the 5th minute to ensure the Black Maidens trail 1-0 at half time.

As expected, the second half started fast and furious after the home team made some changes to their starting line-up. The coach, Bala Nkiyu, brought on Amina Yakubu for Ikechukwu Vivian.

Meanwhile, the recharged Ghana girls grabbed a leveler through Lilly Nibe just five minutes into the second half.

However, Ajibade Rashidat slotted home the winning goal for Nigeria at the 83rd minute to complete the double victory over their West African foes.

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