U-17 WWC: Flamingos’ Ajakaye wins Player of the Match for second consecutive game


Opeyemi Ajakaye has been named Player of the Match following the Flamingos’ 2-1 win against Chile on Monday.

It was Ajakaye’s second consecutive match in the tournament.

The striker, who was Nigeria’s top scorer during the qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup set up Blessing Emmanuel for her side’s opening goal in the fourth minute.

The 16-year-old came close to registering a goal in the 75th minute but her effort hit the crossbar.

She is yet to register a goal for the Flamingos in the competition.

The Nigerian girls finished second in Group B with six points behind Germany, who sit at the summit with nine points.

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