ADDIS ABABA – Nigeria edged closer to the India 2022 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup qualification with the first leg 0-1 victory over Ethiopia on Friday.
Ethiopia hosted Nigerian for the first leg of the final qualification round at Abebe Bikila stadium, where Opeyemi Ajakaye scored the only goal of the match at 36th minute.
Kumneger Kebede, Emush Daniel and Bethelem Germa came close to finding an equalizer for Ethiopians but Nigeria’s defense and goalkeeper Faith Omilana were rock solid to snatch the win.
With the first leg advantage, the Nigerians will seek to complete their qualification bid when they host Ethiopia for the second leg in Abuja on June 4, 2022.
Elsewhere, another West African nation, Ghana, also got one hand on the ticket to the world cup after defeating Morocco 2-0 in Accra, according to CAF.
Stella Nyamekye and Nancy Amoh scored the two goals for Ghana, securing a comfortable lead over the Moroccans at the Accra Sports Stadium.
The Baba Nuhu’s side are in the driving seat ahead of the second leg showdown with the North Africans at the Prince Moulay Al Hassan Stadium in Rabat on June 4, 2022.
Two African nations will represent Africa in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2022, scheduled to be hled from 11-30 October 2022.