The Flamingos became the first Nigerian women’s side to beat the United States in a game after sealing a 4-3 penalty shootout win to book a semi-final spot.
Also, this is the first time Nigeria will make the semi-final stage of the FIFA Under 17 Women’s World Cup, pipping the USA on penalties after a full-time 1.1 draw.
Edafe, who scored Nigeria’s first goal from the spot in regulation time, sent the favourites, the US out with the last kick in the sudden death round of the penalty shootout.
Victory means a first last-four appearance in six FIFA World Cup U17 appearances for Nigeria.
In the United States, leaders from their group recorded 24 shots at goal.
14 corner-kicks could not make the advantage count.
In 2010, Nigeria’s Falconets broke the quarterfinal jinx at the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup with a stunning victory against the USA in the quarterfinal.
Helen Ukaonu’s thunderbolt brought Nigeria back into the game before heading into penalties.
Alaba Jonathan saved a penalty to send Nigeria to its first-ever semi-final at a FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Goalkeeper, Jiwuaku saved the US captain’s penalty as Nigeria qualified for their first-ever semi-final at the U17 Women’s World Cup.
Overall, gritty performance from the Flamingos, who wait for either Tanzania or Colombia in the semi-final set for Wednesday.