AFCON: Nigeria's Eaglets Surrender U-17 Worldcup's Ticket To Burkina Faso - EDU-BIZNEWS


Thursday, May 11, 2023

AFCON: Nigeria's Eaglets Surrender U-17 Worldcup's Ticket To Burkina Faso

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets have failed to pick one of the four tickets for Africa at  FIFA world cup , after their 1-2 loss to West African rivals, Burkina Faso in a quarter final match played on Thursday at  the ongoing  2023 CAF U-17 Africa Cup of Nations in Algeria

The two time Africa Champions who dominated proceeding in the match played  at the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Algiers were punished by the Burkinabe for not converting  their chances 

The Nigerian cadet side seen as  fovourites could not repeat the form that saw them defeating their opponents 2-1 few months ago  in WAFU-B regional tournament, as they fell in the match  

Burkina Faso, however, found the back of the net when forward Camara slotted home from close range following some sloppy play from the Eaglets.

The night became more gloomy for the Nigerians after Camara grabbed a brace from the penalty spot 12 minutes into the second half.

Abubakar Abdullahi gave the Golden Eaglets a shimmer of hope in the 67th minute when he reduced his team’s deficit off a cross from substitute Daniel.

The Nduka Ugbade side could, however, not find the crucial equaliser to extend the game into extra time, allowing the Burkinabe to make history by stopping the five times world champions and most successful cadet side from making to another global fiesta 

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