Ghana, Nigeria and Cameroon are the three African nations qualified to play at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016.
This happened following the CAF U-17 Women’s World Cup Qualifying Tournament that saw the three west African countries emerge top. While Ghana and Nigeria have been quite consistent in participation at the U-17 Women’s World Cup, Cameroon will be playing at the tournament for the first time.
Ghana’s Black Maidens defeated the Moroccan Atlas Lionesses 6-0 at the Accra stadium, garnering a 10-nil aggregate having defeated the Lionesses in the first leg with a 4-0 win.
This makes it the fifth time the Ghana Black Maidens are competing at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. Also, Ghana remains the first African country to reach the semi finals at the U-17 Women’s World Cup.
Nigeria’s Flamingos defeated the South African Bantwanas in a 1-0 win securing a 7-0 aggregate having gained a 6-0 home win during the first leg in Abuja.
This makes it Nigeria’s sixth appearance at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. The Flamingos got to the quarter finals during the last tournament but lost out to Spain with a 3-0 loss.
Cameroon’s Indomitable Lionesses defeated the Egyptian Pharaohs in a 4-0 away win at the Air Defence Stadium, Cairo. Unlike the first leg which saw both teams put in so much effort to secure a win, the Egyptian side seemed less ambitious in the second leg. With a 2-1 win during the first leg and aggregate of 6-1, the indomitable lionesses have secured their first slot in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 will take place between 30 September and 21 October.