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Golden Eaglets Lose 2-1 To Gabon

Golden Eaglets Lose 2-1 To Gabon

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets lost 2-1 to Gabon on Sunday evening in a final qualifier for the 2015 African Junior Championship.

The match was delayed by a day after the Nigerians were held back in Lome, Togo, on the orders of Gabonese authorities due to fears over the Ebola virus.


Victor Osimhen opened scoring for the Eaglets, before the home team drew level before the interval.

Gabon then grabbed the winner in the second half.


The return leg is slated for Nigeria in a fortnight with the overall winners of this match-up marching on to the Junior Championship in Niger Republic in February 2015.

Nigeria are the defending FIFA U17 World Cup champions.

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  • Izzylove 7 years ago

    No problem, they have finished their own with all their antics. Nigeria will spell G-A-B-O-N by fortnight.

  • aderibole wole E 7 years ago

    The nigerian golden eaglets wouldn’t have much problems getin past the Gabones in the retur leg here in nigeria provided they don’t underate their opponent.we have the squard and the pedigree to easily go past them,but we musin’t underestimate the Gabones.we can’t avoids not to be at the next world cup,we are the defendin champions.coach emmanuel amunike shoul go for the killin against the Gabon.

  • ogunkorode stephen olanrewaju 7 years ago

    Eaglets will over turn the first leg defeat to victory in the second leg.