U-17: Cote d’Ivoire’s Late Winner Shocks Nigeria

Channels Television  
Updated April 17, 2013

Despite Nigeria’s youngsters’ domination of the game, the Under-17 Eaglets are still finding it hard to push down the vent as Ivorian Anderson Niangbo’s scored a late goal mauled Nigeria with a shocking 1-0 defeat in the second group match of the CAF Under-17 Championship.

Passing as Eaglets first loss in both competitive and friendly games, the U-17 Eaglets will now have to wait to face Congo their final group match opponents to ensure qualification.

With an iron-clad defence, the Nigerian youngsters found it difficult to break the rank of the defence as they go from first half to the second half where the damage was done where Cote d Ivoire capitalised on Nigeria’s error to produce a goal which eventually passed as a sealer in the game.

Nigerian boys change tactics as they went on a rampageous attack in a bid to secure a goal but the tactics backfired as Côte d’Ivoire launched a long one from their end to put out a counter attack and goalkeeper Adewale was caught unaware as he calculated wrongly with the ensuing lob. Ahissan of Cote d Ivoire held on to the ball and gave Niangbo a well laid pass to latch home the only goal of the game.