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Flamingoes rout Namibia’s Baby Gladiators 5-0

23 January 2016, 12:59Israel Ojoko

Windhoek - Nigeria defeated Namibia 5-0 in the FIFA Women's U17 World Cup second leg qualifier in Windhoek on Friday.

The latest victory now gave the West African a 9-0 victory on aggregate after a 4-0 home win in Abuja.

Cynthia Aku scored a brace and Patience Dike, Rasheedah Ajibade and Yetunde Fajobi one each for Nigeria who were leading 2-0 at the break.

Nigeria dominated from the start with left back Patience Dike putting them ahead after only three minutes. Namibia tried hard to get back in the match but their forwards were no trouble for the Nigerian defence which was well marshalled by Christy Acheibe.

Also read: Flamingoes seek to go past Namibia in Windhoek

At the other end, Namibian goalkeeper Batista Kasume pulled off some fine saves but Nigeria soon got into their stride and Cynthia Aku made it 2-0 on 33 minutes when she beat Kasume from close range.

The Flamingoes went 3-0 up early in the second half when they launched a counterattack and Aku broke free down the right wing to score past the outrushing Kasume.

Rasheedah Ajibade made it 4-0 on 69 minutes when she scored from the edge of the box, while Yetunde Fajobi made it 5-0 with a fine shot with five minutes remaining.

Nigeria will now play South Africa at the final stage of qualifiers for a place at the 2016 FIFA U17 Women's World Cup.

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