2016 U17 Women's World Cup Qualifiers: Namibia edge closer to Flamingoes date

November 30, 2015, 10:01am

By Samuel Ahmadu, Goal.com, photo: Goal.com

Namibia U17 women team are a game from facing Nigeria in the 2016 Fifa World Cup qualifiers after stunning Botswana 2-1 in their first leg, preliminary round game in Gaborone on Sunday.

A goal in each half helped coach Mervin Mbakera's ladies overcome their host's lone strike at the Molepololo Sport Complex in Bostwana.

The female Zebras grabbed their incredible opener in the 35th minute, but the host got the leveler on the brink of half time.

In the second half, the visitors recovered the lead in the 85th minute to defeat their hosts and will look to consolidate on the away win when they host the second leg for Windhoek on December 6.

A second leg win for Namibia will see them against Nigeria in the first round of the qualifiers.

The female Zebras would look forward to facing the Flamingoes in two crucial qualifier games in January.

The fifth edition of the Fifa U17 Women's World Cup will be held in Jordan with three African countries expected to represent the continent at the finals