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Nigeria Secures Convincing Victory in First Leg of FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Qualifiers

In a display of dominance, Nigeria's U-17 women's team emerged victorious with a commanding 4-1 win over Liberia in the first leg of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup qualifiers fourth round held at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Stadium in Monrovia.

The Nigerian team wasted no time in asserting their authority on the match, with Shakirat Moshood opening the scoring in the 19th minute. Shakirat's early goal set the tone for the Flamingos' relentless attack throughout the game.

Shortly after, Peace Effiong extended Nigeria's lead with a goal in the 29th minute, showcasing the team's offensive prowess. Harmony Chidi further solidified Nigeria's dominance with a goal in the 36th minute, taking her tally to 10 goals in the qualifiers.

The second half saw Nigeria continuing their offensive onslaught, with substitute Blessing Ifitezue adding a fourth goal in the 74th minute. However, Liberia managed to pull one back in the 87th minute from the penalty spot, with Yassah Gwaikolo capitalizing on a mistake by Nigerian Onyedikachi Ekezie.

Despite Liberia's late consolation goal, Nigeria maintained their strong lead, ending the match with a resounding 4-1 victory. With this impressive performance, the Flamingos carry a significant advantage into the second leg of the qualifiers scheduled for June 14 in Abuja.

The Nigerian team's cohesive gameplay and clinical finishing demonstrate their readiness to compete on the international stage. As they look ahead to the next leg, Nigeria remains focused on securing their spot in the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

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