Golden Eaglets Overcome Brazil In Korea

Golden Eaglets Overcome Brazil In Korea

Nigeria’s U-17s, the Golden Eaglets, on Friday defeated Brazil 2-1 at the on-going Suwon Continental Cup International Youth (U-17) Football Tournament in Korea.

Kingsley Michael and Chukwudi Agor scored two first-half goals while David Enogela conceded a second-half own goal to get the Brazilians back in the game.

The Eaglets, who had drawn 1-1 with hosts Korea on Wednesday, shot their way to the top of the Four-Nation Tournament with four points.

The Golden Eaglets took the lead through Michael in the 20th minute when he delicately placed the ball behind Juliano after the goalkeeper had initially saved Victor Oshimen’s powerful shot.

Twelve minutes later, Osimhen again laid the ball on the path of Chukwudi Agor who shot from an acute angle to score his first goal in national team colours.

The Brazilians swooped on the Eaglets in the second half and Evander saw his shot ricochet off the bar in the 54th minute and goalkeeper Udoh Akpan was at his best to punch away Vitinho’s volley in the 60th minute.

In attendance to watch the game on Friday, according to the Nigeria Football Federation website, were NFF’s board member, Alhaji Ahmad Kawu; Dr. Emmanuel Ikpeme (NFF Deputy General Secretary), NFF’s FIFA Match Agent, Jairo Pachon, and a handful of Nigerian spectators.

Golden Eaglets line-up Vs. Brazil:
 U.Akpan-J.Lazarus; T.Ibe; E.Ikwu; H.Zakari;-J.Osikel(K. Nwakali 54) ;C.Agor;C.Madueke;K.Michael(G.Thompson 57) -F.Bamgboye(D.Enogela 54) ;V.Osimhen


  • Austine Nwachukwu 3 years ago

    the golden eaglets hav done so well 4 them selves and 4 nigeria.i hope and i pray that they shld keep on the good job.we will continue 2 pray 4 them.

  • Saino 3 years ago

    Nice work by the Eaglets

  • Anure Israel 3 years ago

    well done Eaglets keep it up your next game will earn more results

  • Idinas 3 years ago

    Self determination keep on the good job. Keep it on, well done

  • onahslim 3 years ago

    My kind of team… Better than their seniors

  • i love nigeria because i belong to nigeria, i pray that may the lord almighty give ability,courage, support and power to continue winning all your matches till the end of your result thank u

  • Good job the golden eaglet. keep it up the lord is your strength.
    best wishes from you fellow Nigerians. God bless 9ja

  • In God we trust. wish you guys all best of luck in the forthcoming world cup games . Nigeria is great.
    captain Kelechi Nwakili and Chukwudi Agor