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U17 Women's World Cup qualifier: Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon and Ghana advance

23:10 SAST 2017/12/16
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The Flamingoes, Bawtwana and the Black Maidens edged their opponents to reach the final round of the qualifying series on Saturday

Nigeria U17 women team progressed to the final round on away goal rule after they were held to a 0-0 draw by Ethiopia at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium.

Both nations had played out a 1-1 draw in Addis Ababa, but the wasteful Bala Nikyu's girls scaled through to the next phase on Saturday.

Earlier in Johannesburg, South Africa U17 side defeated Botswana 6-4 in the second leg at the Dobsonville Stadium as they prevailed 11-6 on aggregate.

The Bantwana cruised to a 5-0 lead inside opening 42 minutes, but the visitors' second-half comeback attempt failed to see them avoid defeat despite grabbing three goals.

In other matches, Cameroon, who grabbed a 4-0 first leg away win in Algiers, hammered Algeria 7-0 at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium to advance on 11-0 aggregate win.

While at the Cape Coast Stadium, Suzzy Dede and Patience Kundok ensured Ghana earned a 2-0 win over the Gambia to seal their passage with an aggregate win of 7-2.

Nigeria will face Cameroon and South Africa will confront Morocco, while Ghana will engage Djibouti in the final round of the qualifying series.

The first leg of the last round of the qualifiers will take place between February 2-4, while the reserve fixture will take place two weeks later.

The winners of the three final round ties will be African representatives at the Fifa U17 Women's World Cup scheduled to hold from November 13 to December 1, 2018, in Uruguay.