By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, Kick442.com-Nigeria
Nigeria Women Under 17 side, Flamingoes on Saturday, March 7, 2020, emphatically defeated host, Guinea 1-6 in the first leg of their FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers first leg fixture.
Chinyere Kalu scored the first goal for Flamingoes when she benefited from the hosts’ defensive error to fire the Flamingos in front in Conakry in the 3rd minute.
Flamingoes highest goal scorer, Yemisi Samuel fired in a stunner from 35 yards to double the lead for the Flamingos against the hosts in the 11th minute.
Rofiat Imuran profited from a goal mouth scramble to increase the tally for the visitors in the 38th minute as the first half of the match ended 0-3 in favour of Nigeria.
In the second half, Flamingoes scored three (3) more goals.
Rofiat Imuran scored her brace of the match to extend the visitors lead after being superbly teed up by Shobowale in the 65th minute.
The hosts pulled one goal back no thanks to a defensive mixup in the Flamingos area in the 81st minute.
Four minutes later, Yemisi Samuel embraced her brace as the Flamingos recovered their four-goal lead.
In the 91st minute, Yemisi Samuel bagged a hat-trick as the Flamingos earned half a dozen goals.
The return leg of the tie is expected to hold at Soccer Temple, Agege Stadium, Lagos on March 14, 2020.
FT in Conakry: Guinea 1-6 Nigeria: Rampant Flamingos earned a big away win at September 28 Stadium. They will hosts the Guineans on March 14 in Lagos
[Chinyere Kalu 3’, Yemisi Samuel 11’, 85’, 91’, Rofiat Imuran 38’, 65’]; Guinea [81’]
2020 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers
Flamingoes Starting XI Vs Guinea
17. Yemisi Samuel
12. Adoo Yina
3. Hannah Yusuf
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