Nigeria Under 17 female soccer team, the Flamingoes, pummelled their Group A opponents, Azerbaijan 11-0, in their second group match in the ongoing FIFA U-17 female world cup, in a match that saw the Nigerian side equal the world record number of goals ever scored in a FIFA female competition.
The Nigerian side opened scoring in the 5th minute with a goal from Ihezuo. Subsequently the team scored seven goals in the first half.
At the end of the match, Ihezuo emerged highest goal score, scoring five gaols in the match.
The team equalled the record set by South Korea against Gambia in the same competition.
Read the live updates of the match below.
Azerbaijan players in tears.
Ihezuo was the highest scorer, scoring 5 goals in the match.
Full Time. NIGERIA 11-0 AZERBAIJAN
Bokiri misses a chance to score the record 12th goal for the Nigerian side.
2 minutes added time.
The Nigerian keeper is yet to touch the ball in this half. Meanwhile the players are pushing for the record 12th goal.
Baghirova gets the first yellow. Card of the match for foul on a Nigerian player.
Nigeria has equalled the record in FIFA female football competition in number of goals scored in a match.
The team is pressing to set a new world record.
Nigeria’s coach is also the coach of Delta Queens.
Nigeria makes her third substitution, Ebere Okoye goes off for Ihuoma Onyebuchi.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL!!!! Nigeria scores 11th goal.
Nigeria makes he second change to keep up pressure on the weakened Azerbaijan side.
Ihezuo scores her 5th goal in the match. Nig 10-0 Aze
GOOOOOOOOAL!!! Nigeria score 10th goal.
Substitute Bokori score her first goal to put Nigeria in 9 goals lead.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOAL!!! Nigeria Scores ninth goal.
Yakub’s shot is blocked by the Azerbaijan keeper denying the team its ninth goal.
Nigeria makes her first substitution in the game. Mabel Effiong goes off for Joy Bokori
The Lankaran stadium begins to empty as home fans abandon the match.
Ihezuo score her fourth goal in the match to put Nigeria 8th goals ahead.
GOOOOOOOOOOAL!!! Nigeria score 8th goal in the match.
Nigeria continues to dominate the match 65% possession.
Azerbaijan makes first change in the match as the coach restrategize.
The Azerbaijan side is coached by Sissy Raith, a German.
Second half begin. Nigeria in a comfortable lead and pressing for more goals.
First half ends. Nigeria 7-0 Azerbaijan
Yakubu shots wide from the side of the post.
Nigeria holding up the game as first half enters added minutes.
12 Shots on target, 7 goals for Nigeria. 2 shots on target, no gaol for the host nation, Azerbaijan.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOAAL!!! Nigeria 7-0 Azerbaijan
Ihezuo score her second goal in the match putting Nigeria six goals ahead of Azerbaijan.
GOOOOOOOOOOAL!!! Nigeria scores her sixth goal.
Nigeria misses a chance to score the sixth.
Nigeria had 7 attempts on goal and converted 5.
Azerbaijan makes first attempt on the Nigerian goal post but the keeper deflects it into a corner kick.
Ayinde scores her second goal in to put Nigeria 5 goals ahead.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAL!!!! Nigeria 5 -0 Azerbaijan ,
Yakubu, the youngest player in the match scores Nigeria’s fourth goal. The third goal was scored by Biahwo.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL!!! Nigeria score the fourth.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAL!!! Nigeria 3-0 Azerbaijan
Nigerian keeper touches the ball for the first time in the match.
Nigeria gets the fourth and fifth corner.
Nigeria gets the third corner.
Nigeria gets a second corner.
The Nigerian goal keeper hasn’t touched the ball yet.
Ayinde score at the 8th minute to give Nigeria a comfortable lead in the game.
GOOOOOOOOOOAAL!!! Nigeria scores again.
Nigeria looking good at the moment, pushing hard on the Azerbaijan defence.
Ihezuo puts Nigeria ahead just 5 mins into the game
GOOOOOOOOOOAL!!!!! Nigeria takes the lead.
First corner of the game goes to Nigeria.
Nigeria makes an early strike into the waiting hands of the Azerbaijan keeper, but to the excitement of the crowd.
The Nigerian coach three changes to the starting line up that played the last match.
Azerbaijan to kick off.
NationalNational anthem of both sides are recited. Both teams and spectators are excited
The teams are filing out to the Lankaran stadium, Lankaran, Azerbaijan. Temperature is 24 degrees.