Bala Nikyu’s girls are the 11th team to qualify for the fifth edition of the biennial international women’s youth football championship
Nigeria U17 women have qualified for the 2016 Fifa U17 Women’s World Cup billed for Jordan.
Bala Nikyu’s girls recorded a 1-0 victory over hosts South Africa at the Makhulong Stadium to qualify 7-0 on aggregate.
Bantwana needed to score seven goals to go through to the World Cup without a reply from the Flamingoes; but Ajibade’s 28th minute goal put paid to any hopes of the hosts pulling off a surprise turn-around.
Africa has three slots at the U17 Women’s World Cup and South Africa was hoping to snatch one of the spots.
Maude Khumalo’s charges tried hard in the second half to go out with pride but a resolute Nigeria defence snuffed out any chances the locals had of scoring a consolation goal.
With this, Nigeria join hosts Jordan, Japan, North Korea, United States of America, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Paraguay, Venezuela and New Zealand for the competition to hold between 30 September – 21 October, 2016.