Nigeria vs Angola: Golden Eaglets fail to win bronze at U-17 Nations Cup

Nigeria vs Angola: Golden Eaglets fail to win bronze at U-17 Nations Cup

- Nigeria vs Angola ended 1-2 as the South African nation picks up the bronze medal at U-17 Nations Cup

- Goals from Capita and Zito gave 10-man Angola a memorable victory against the Golden Eaglets

- Nigeria's sole strike came off the boot of Wisdom Ubani who finished the tournament with three goals

Nigeria's Golden Eaglets suffered a 2-1 defeat to Angola in the third place match on Saturday, April 27, to finish fourth at the U-17 Nations Cup ongoing in Tanzania.

The Manu Garba tutored side went behind through a fine strike from top scorer of the tournament Capita, who grabbed his fourth goal of the tournament in the 27th minute.

But three minutes later, Nigeria were back on level terms through Wisdom Ubani who powered home from close range to grabbed Nigeria's equalizer and his third goal of the tournament.

The first half ended 1-1 with both teams failing to create more clear cut chances.

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Just four minutes into the second half, Angola took the lead from a fine counter attacking football. Dangerous winger Zito was played through on goal before unleashing a powerful strike to beat Sunday Stephen in goal for Nigeria.

But in the 58th minute, Angola made their job tougher as Porfirio was issued a second yellow card and subsequently a red for a foul on Jabaar.

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The red card means Porfirio will miss Angola's first game at the World Cup.

However, the 10-man team were able to hold on to claim a famous victory against Nigeria and pick up the bronze medal at the tournament for the first time.

Earlier, reported that Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets failed to progress to the final of the ongoing U-17 Africa Cup of Nations final after suffering a 9-10 defeat on penalties in the first semi-final tie on Wednesday, April 24, in Tanzania.

The encounter saw both sides play out a goalless draw after 90 minutes of football before heading for the dreaded shootouts without the luxury of 30 minutes extra time. ( -> We have updated to serve you better

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