Nigerian U-17 women’s team, Flamingos, became the first African side to qualify for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, which would take place in Costa Rica next year.
The Flamingos followed the withdrawal of South Sudan from the qualifiers.
Nigeria were drawn against South Sudan in the continental qualifiers but the East-Central African country opted out of the race for undisclosed reasons.
The Sudanese had been scheduled to host the first leg of the qualifying fixture this weekend, November 1 and 3.
“It’s good that our team has qualified early.
The Nigeria Football Federation will ensure the team starts preparation early enough and very ready to make Nigeria proud,” the NFF General Secretary, Musa Amadu said in a statement on Wednesday.
Source: Punch Nigeria