Sunday 18 February 2018, 17:18

Cameroon, Ghana book tickets to Uruguay 2018

  • Cameroon and Ghana seal qualification for FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018

  • Cameroon's 3-3 aggregate win on the away goals rule over Nigeria secured their spot

  • Ghana stroll to 19-0 win on aggregate over Djibouti to book their place

Cameroon and Ghana became the last two teams from Africa to qualify for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Uruguay 2018 after defeating Nigeria 3-3 on away goals on aggregate and Djibouti 19-0 on aggregate, respectively.

The headline from the day in Africa came when Cameroon denied Nigeria qualification to a Women's World Cup for the first time at any level. After a 2-2 draw in Nigeria on 3 February, Cameroon held on to a 1-1 draw in Yaounde thanks to Alice Kameni's first-half goal and secured their ticket to the World Cup due to the away goals rule.

The result ensures Cameroon's second consecutive qualification for a U-17 Women’s World Cup, after they participated at Jordan 2016, where they were eliminated after the group stage.

Elsewhere on the continent, Ghana demolished Djibouti 19-0 on aggregate to book Africa's third and final spot at Uruguay 2018. Ghana had all but secured their qualification heading into the second leg after a 9-0 first-leg victory, and they were able to better that performance by one goal and stroll to qualification for Uruguay 2018.

Cameroon and Ghana are joined by South Africa, who secured their berth after a 6-1 aggregate win over Morocco on Saturday, as the three African teams at Uruguay 2018.

The FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Uruguay 2018 will be held from 13 November to 1 December across three host cities: Colonia del Sacramento, Maldonado and Montevideo.