Nigeria’s U-17 football team, the Golden Eaglets, for won their first game at the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil.
Two goals in the space of two minutes saw the Golden Eaglets commence their World Cup campaign on a positive note with a 4-2 win over the Hungarian national Under-17 team.
Hungary took the lead in the 3rd minute of the encounter, but the Nigerian team Captain, Samson Tijani, equalized in the 20th minute. It would not take too long for the Hungarians to put themselves back into the lead through Sámuel Major’s curling finish from outside the box in the 28th minute.
The Nigerian side, already showing too much intent for goal, had to settle for a 1-2 score line for the first-half. However, Nigeria’s Mohammed Ibrahim would start the comeback for the West Africans in the 79th minute with a brilliant header from Ibrahim Sa’id’s corner kick. Nigerian football fans did not have to wait much longer for a third goal after Oluwatimilehin Adeniyi sneaked in to head home a third goal for the African side in the 81st minute. A Samson Tijani freekick in the 86th minute was all Nigeria needed to secure a comfortable lead against the European nation.
The Manu Garba tutored side will head into their next game against Ecuador on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 with confidence, before rounding up their group stage matches against the Australian U-17 team on Friday, November 1, 2019.
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