U-17 AFCON Qualifier: Nigeria Hammers D’Ivorie
The Golden Eaglets, Nigeria Under 17 national football team, have gotten back their composure after their opening match defeat with a 5-1 win in their 2nd group game against D’Ivorie on Thursday.
The Nigeria team have kept hopes alive after they suffered defeat a 3-2 defeat to Burkina Faso in their second group game of the ongoing 2018 WAFU Zone B U-17 AFCON qualifiers.
The Golden Eaglets rushed out of the blocks with two goal lead as early as the 13th minutes of the encounter.
The team under the tutelage of Manu Garba gave their opponent reasons to worry has they rendered their defence useless with two quick goals in the 24th and 26th minute of the encounter.
The Golden Eaglets ended the half with a four goal cushion after another goal in the 35th minute.
They scored their fifth from the penalty spot in the 56th minute, Samson Tijani and Olakunle Olusegun were among the chief tormentors for the Nigerian side.
The 68th minute of the encounter gave the D’Ivorian a consolation.
With a high scoring victory in their second encounter The Nigerians must pick up all three points in their last group game against Benin Republic on Sunday, August 9.