Super Falcons star Plumptre praises Gallant Flamingos after U17WWC semi-final heartbreak

Super Falcons star Plumptre praises Gallant Flamingos after U17WWC semi-final heartbreak

Super Falcons defender Ashleigh Plumptre has heaped praises of Flamingos star, despite failing to reach the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup final.

Flamingos lost 5-6 on penalties to Colombia in the first semi-final played at the Fatorda Stadium on Wednesday.

Goalkeeper Jiwaku saved a penalty to put Flamingos on the brink of qualification, but Omamuzo Edafe and Comfortable Folorunsho missed their penalties to hand Colombia the ticket.

In her reaction, Plumptre tweeted:

“What a team this U17 group are! Flamingoes, we are So to proud of you.

“Heartbreaking to go out on penalties but what a journey. The epitome of team spirit and togetherness.”

The Flamingos will now face Germany in losers’ final on Saturday.

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