AFCON U-17: Golden Eaglets Fail to Win Bronze
Nigeria National Under-17 Male Football Team on Saturday lost to their Agolan counterparts 2-1 at the 2019 U-17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Tanzania.
In their Match Day 3 fixtures played at the Chamazi Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Nigeria faced Angola on their second meeting at the 2019 CAF; U-17 Africa Cup of Nations, in the third place play-off.
The Angola team starts the opening match with Osvaldo Capemba scoring at the 28th minutes of the first half.
Nigeria team translated their dominance to the required goals within two minutes with Wisdom Ubani’s equalizer making the point draw at half hour.
The game changer, Zito Luvumbo of Angola scored the second goal for the Angolans at the 49th minutes.
On the resumption of the second half, Porfirio Abrantes was sent off for Angola, but the Nigerians lads failed to break down their resolute opponents and thus settled for a fourth place reward.
The leading scorers in the ongoing championship are Osvaldo Pedro Campemba of Angolan with four goals, Wisdom Ubani with three goals, while (Tawfix Bentajebs of Morroco, Edmund Godfrey of Tanzania, and Akinkunmi Amoo of Nigeria have two goals each.
The competition continues on Sunday with Guinea trading tackles with Cameroon in the final match of the championship.
The Eaglets may have been knocked out of the championship, but the four countries, including Nigeria, which played the semi-finals have automatically qualified to participate in the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil.(NAN)