Flamingos Nigeria held by England in FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

The Flamingos could not find a way past their England counterparts and now have just a point from two games.

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Flamingos of Nigeria Vs England play Flamingos of Nigeria held by England (Getty Images )
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The Flamingos of Nigeria were held to a goalless draw by England in their second Group C game of the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

Nigeria were in search of a win in the World Cup after losing 1-0 to Brazil in their first game.

Bala Nikyu's girls came out firing at the Prince Mohammed International Stadium in Al Zarqa, Jordan with Rasheedat Ajibade looking very lively.

Mercy Omokwo of Nigeria runs with the ball during the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Jordan Group C match between Nigeria and England play Mercy Omokwo of Nigeria runs with the ball (Getty Images )

 

The Flamingos got the first chance in the 16th minute but England goalkeeper Ellie Roebuck was on hand to save.

England had a chance through Georgia Stanway whose effort was tipped away from a corner. From the resulting corner, Hannah Cain had another effort blocked and cleared.

Rasheedat Ajibade (R) and Connie Scofield play Rasheedat Ajibade of Nigeria (R) and Connie Scofield of England challenge for the ball (Getty Images )

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Stanway got another chance to give England the lead but her powerful free-kick was saved. Nigerian defender Catherine Kenneth had a surprise effort saved by the English goalkeeper just before the break.

A defensive error in the Nigerian defence gave Cain a chance to give England the lead but her close-range effort went wild.

Nigeria pressed for a winner late on with Mercy Omokwo going close twice while Mary-Ann Ezenagu worked her way into the English box only to see her effort cleared.

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