Tanzania hand France 2-1 shock upset in U-17 Women's WC

Win restores the Serengeti girls' hopes of making it out of the group after they lost 4-0 to Japan
France find itself in the deep afterTanzania's win over them.
France find itself in the deep afterTanzania's win over them.

When rank outsiders and debutants Tanzania took on team France in the FIFA under-17 Women's World Cup, the result was given that the latter would humble the former by a big margin at the Nehru stadium in Fatorda.

Wrong! The Serengeti girls proved too hot for France by staging a major upset by beating the latter 2-1 in their second group D match

The Serengeti girls who are making their debut in the Under 17 drew first blood through Diana Mnally in the 17th minute after she capitalised on a poorly defended corner kick.

Jamaican referee Odette Hamilton, after VAR check, awarded Tanzania a penalty in the 38th minute but Kipanga blasted over the bar.

It looked as if Tanzania had come with a determination to win.
It looked as if Tanzania had come with a determination to win.

Christer John Bahera doubled the lead from the spot in the 60th minute after a foul at the edge of the box.

France's consolation came through Lucie Calba in the 77th through a penalty.

Tanzania finished with 10 players after Joyce Lema got her second yellow card and in effect a red card.

The win restored Tanzania’s hopes of making it out of the group after they lost 4-0 to Japan in their opening match held at the same venue.

France and Tanzana players vie for the ball.
France and Tanzana players vie for the ball.

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