Patrick Kelechi, Lagos


DAILY COURIER – Nigeria’s Flamingos missed the chance to qualify for a first-ever final at U-17 World Cup level after losing on penalties to Colombia in Wednesday’s semi-finals in India, DAILY COURIER reports.


With both teams failing to score after 90 minutes of football, the game went into penalties with the Colombians winning 6-5.


Omamuzo Edafe, who netted the winner against USA, had the opportunity to replicate the feat again when she stepped up to take the decisive kick to make it 5-4 after the Colombians missed their third kick.


It was not to be as her effort came off the foot of the post.


The shootout then went into sudden death and with Colombia ahead 6-5, Comfort Folorunsho saw her attempt parried away by the opponent’s keeper.


Flamingos will now meet either Germany or Spain in the third-place play-off billed for Sunday, 30 October.