Nigeria under-17 women national team, Flamingos, have been knocked out of qualification for the 2018 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay.
Nigeria missed out on qualification to the World Cup in the final round of qualifiers on goals aggregate to Cameroon on Sunday in Yaounde after they drew 1-1.
The first leg ended 2-2 in Benin City, while the second leg fixture in Yaounde ended 1-1.
Alice Kamzeni put Cameroon ahead in the 16th minute, but the visitors fought hard and leveled scores in the second half through Vincent Precious.
Nigeria dominated after the equalizer but the host progress to the Uruguay party on away goals rules after scoring two goals in Nigeria in the first leg.
This Flamingos set under Bala Nikyu made history, but for the wrong reasons, as they became the first Nigeria under-17 women’s team to fail to qualify for the FIFA World Cup since the tournament started in 2008.