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FIFA U17 Women's WC: Morocco, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria book final-round tickets

Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Morocco, Cameroon, Ghana and Nigeria secured their places in the final round of the African race to the FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup, India 2022, after third-round, second-leg wins on 30 April.

The quartet secured their fourth-round berths as Morocco pummelled Niger 7-0 in Rabat; Cameroon thrashed Zambia 3-0 in Yaounde; in Cape Coast, Ghana cruised past Guinea 7-0, while Nigeria silenced Egypt 2-0 in Cairo.

At Stade Moulay Hassan, the baby Atlas Lionesses raced into a four-goal lead, thanks to strikes from Hiba Karimi, Douae Azizi, Doha El Madani and Kenza Laksiri to follow up on their 11-0 first-leg win in Niamey.

Maysene Khelefi made it five 20 minutes after the restart before Laksiri bagged her second goal of the match and El Hannichi sealed the rout three minutes from time.

This means the Moroccans completed an emphatic double over the Nigeriens with an 18-0 aggregate win and a final round date with Ghana.

In Yaounde, Camilla Daha's brace and Lamine Mana's effort were all the baby Indomitable Lionesses required to see out the Zambians at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium.

Cruising from a 2-0 first leg win, Daha gave the Cameroonians a 23rd-minute lead before Mana doubled the advantage 10 minutes later.

Two minutes from full time, Daha scored her second of the match to guarantee a 5-0 win on aggregate and set up a final-round date with the winner between Burundi and Tanzania next month.

Elsewhere, braces for Nancy Amoh and Constance Agyeman and a goal each for Georgina Ayisha Aoyem, Dejean Kubura and Mary Amponsah ensured Ghana's humiliation of Guinea at the Cape Coast Stadium.

With the result, the Black Maidens, who won 4-1 in the first leg in Conakry, progressed to the next round on a 10-1 aggregate win and will slug it out with Morocco for a ticket to India.

Meanwhile, in Cairo, Nigeria only needed early first half goals from Opeyemi Ajakaye and Amina Bello to seal their progression at the Petrosport Stadium.

With a 4-0 first-leg win in Abuja, the Flamingos secured a 6-0 aggregate win to advance and will face the winner between Ethiopia and South Africa in the next stage.

India 2022 will take place from 11 to 30 October.

-0- PANA VAO/MA 2May2022