- Nigeria vs Angola saw the Golden Eaglets defeat their counterpart 1-0 to claim their second win at the ongoing Total U-17 Nations Cup
- Olakunle Olusegun’s netted from the spot after an Angolan defender handled the ball in the vital area
- The Manu Garba tutored-side have now qualified for the 2019 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and the semis of the ongoing tournament
Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets defeated Angola 1-0 on Wednesday, April 17, to claim their second win at the ongoing Total U-17 Nations Cup in Tanzania.
The result sees the Eaglets qualify for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil later in the year, and a place in the semi-final of the AFCON U-17 tournament, even with a game in hand.
The Manu Garba tutored-side battled the Angolans right from the commencement of hostilities as both sides had chances to net the opening goal of the contest.
After several misses Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets netted the opener through Olakunle Olusegun in the 21st minute of the match after an Angolan defender handled the ball in the vital area.
Despite several scoring opportunities, the Eaglets failed to convert and went into the break on a goal-advantage.
In the second stanza, Nigeria upped their game as they went in search of the second goal, but poor coordination in the final quarter robbed the Eaglets of numerous scoring chances.
With five minutes to the hour mark, Angola had a player Gege sent-off for a second bookable offence, meaning the South African nation played out the remaining 35 minutes with 10-men.
Angola substituted Cisco with Maestro while Nigeria brought in Ibraheem Jabaar for Olatomi Olaniyan as the two nations tried to change their tactical play.
Indeed, the match witnessed catalogue of misses as the Eaglets failed to convert several chances.
Not even the introduction of Peter Agba for Wisdom Ubani could stop the Eaglets from missing other scoring opportunities.
And at the blast of the final whistle the scoreboard read Nigeria 1-0 Angola to see the Eaglets go top of the group with six points.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Nigeria defeated Tanzania 5-4 as the Golden Eaglets began their U-17 AFCON campaign with a nine-goal thriller.
The young Nigerian side started off on a bright note as Olatomi Alfred put his side in the lead as he pounces on a rebound to make it 1-0.
Tanzania responded immediately within 60 seconds as they caught the Golden Eaglets off guard to put the scores level at one apiece.
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