Abuja, Nigeria – (African Boulevard News) – It was a thrilling encounter at the Stade Mohamed-Hamlaoui in Constantine, Algeria, as Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets showed their resilience and attacking prowess, securing a hard-fought 3-2 victory over South Africa in the U17 AFCON. Here are five talking points from the match:
- Eaglets show fighting spirit
The Golden Eaglets showed their fighting spirit in the game, coming back from two goals down to seal the victory. Despite conceding two goals in the first half, coach Fatai Amoo’s side never gave up and kept fighting till the end.
- South Africa’s missed chances
South Africa had several opportunities to extend their lead in the first half but failed to take their chances. This proved costly as Nigeria fought back in the second half to secure the victory.
- Wisdom Ubani’s brace
Wisdom Ubani was the hero for Nigeria as he scored two goals to level the scores before the Eaglets secured the winner through Benjamin Ihekaenyi. Ubani’s brace was crucial in turning the game in Nigeria’s favor.
- Nigeria’s attacking prowess
Nigeria’s attacking prowess was on full display, as they created several chances throughout the game. The Eaglets’ pace and creativity in attack proved too much for South Africa to handle.
- Golden Eaglets’ U17 AFCON campaign back on track
After losing their opening game to Guinea, Nigeria’s U17 AFCON campaign was in danger of derailing. However, the victory over South Africa has put their campaign back on track, with a chance to qualify for the semi-finals still in their hands.
Coach Fatai Amoo expressed his delight with the victory, stating, “We are happy with the comeback victory. The boys showed great character, and we hope to build on this performance in our next game.”
The U17 AFCON tournament continues with Nigeria set to face Cameroon in their next match. The Golden Eaglets will be hoping to maintain their momentum and secure another victory to progress to the semi-finals.