Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets suffered a lone-goal defeat at the hands of their North African contingents, Morocco, at the ongoing U-17 African Championship in Algeria.
In spite of a dominant show in the first half of the game, the Golden Eaglets conceded an own goal in the second minute courtesy of Tochukwu Ogboji to the Atlas Cubs who went home with the maximum points in the game.
The Moroccans were strong in defence and unfazed by the lethargic press from Nigeria.
The Golden Eaglets will hope to put the defeat aside as they face South Africa in their last group game on Saturday.
A win for Nigeria will send them through to the next round of games with their foes also needing a good result to progress.