Burkina Faso 1-1 Nigeria: Late sucker-punch denies Flamingos win in Mali – U17 Ladies’s World CupQ

Burkina Faso 1-1 Nigeria: Late sucker-punch denies Flamingos win in Mali – U17 Ladies’s World CupQ

Nigeria and Burkina Faso battled to an exhilarating 1-1 draw within the first leg of the third-round qualifier for the 2024 U17 Ladies’s World Cup on Saturday, Soccernet.ng reviews.

Thrilling ahead Chidi Concord opened the scoring for Nigeria ten minutes into the second half, however Rainata Oubda equalised for Burkina Faso late within the encounter to disclaim Flamingos a treasured win.

With the sport performed on the Stade 26 Mars in Bamako, Mali, as Burkina Faso had no commonplace services to host the encounter, the 2 groups virtually have been on away grounds.

Nigeria, contemporary from their 12-0 mixture victory over the Central African Republic within the final spherical in February, settled in shortly and dictated the tempo of the match early on.

Nevertheless, poor ending from the Flamingos and a few resolute defending ensured the sport was goalless at halftime.

The story modified within the fifty fifth minute when Concord lastly broke the impasse for the Flamingos.

Ten minutes from time, Concord had one other likelihood to double Nigeria’s lead when she dribbled previous three defenders contained in the field solely to fireplace her effort inches large.

Burkina Faso made Nigeria pay for that miss 5 minutes from full time when Rainata Oubda capitalised on a defensive mixup from the Flamingos.

The return leg is scheduled for Could 18 on the Abuja Nationwide Stadium, with the winner assured a spot within the fourth and last spherical of the qualifiers.

Whoever triumphs within the conflict between Nigeria and Burkina Faso will look horns with the winner of the faceoff between Senegal and Liberia for an opportunity to take part at Dominican Republic 2024.

Imhons Erons

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