Sunday, Might 7, 2023
Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets superior into the quarter-finals of the continuing 2023 U-17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Algeria following a 3-2 win over South Africa’s Amajimbo in a Group B decider in Constantine on Saturday evening.
With each nations having an analogous document of a win and a draw from their first two group matches and Morocco already securing one of many two quarter-finals slots for Group B, Nigeria and South Africa had every part to struggle for within the recreation.
Barely six minutes into the essential tie, Nigeria discovered themselves behind after Vicky Mkhawana scored from the primary nook kick of the sport to place South Africa upfront. 4 minutes later, Eaglets would seize what they thought was an equaliser however was dominated out for offside.
Within the thirty third minute, Charles Agada lastly levelled the tie for the Eaglets via a header from a nook kick however the South Africans have been decided to show a degree over the five-time World Champion with Siyabonga Mabena scoring within the first-half stoppage time to return them again into the lead.
Two minutes after the break, Mild Eke who was named within the beginning lineup for the primary time within the event, equalised for the Eaglets for the second time within the match and the scoreline remained the identical for the subsequent quarter of an hour.
Nigeria was in a position to take the lead for the primary time within the 63rd minute with Abubakar Abdullahi’s objective which later proved to be the profitable objective and despatched the Golden Eaglets straight into the quarter-finals of the U-17 AFCON.
Nigeria completed the group as first runners-up with six factors from three video games behind Morocco who additionally ended with six factors however with superior targets distinction.
Golden Eaglets will play Group C runners up which might be both their counterparts from Burkina Faso or Cameroon for a spot within the semi-finals.
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