2016 U-17 WWC: Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon qualify for Jordan 2016

Zurich, Switzerland (PANA) - Ghana, Nigeria and Cameroon secured Africa’s three spots at the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup, Jordan 2016, finishing as the top three sides at the CAF Under-17 Women’s World Cup Qualifying Tournament.

Ghana booked their place at Jordan 2016 in emphatic fashion with a 10-0 aggregate victory over Morocco. A first-half double from Abdulai and goals from Alhassan and Ansah gave them a 4-0 advantage going into the second leg, before another dominant display saw the West African side put six past their opponents in the return tie in Accra.

Nigeria also put in commanding performance to see off South Africa 7-0 on aggregate. Rasheedat Ajibade, the tournament’s leading scorer, hit the net four times in the first leg in Abuja as Nigeria ran out 6-0 winners, while she also produced the only goal of the game in Johannesburg.

Cameroon and Egypt played out a tightly-contested encounter in their first leg meeting as hosts Cameroon edged their North African opponents 2-1 at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaounde. The second leg was more one-sided, however, as a 4-0 win in Cairo saw Cameroon progress to the tournament for the first time.

The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup will take place between 30 September and 21 October, 2016.
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27 march 2016 11:32:26

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