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U-17 AFCON: Amoo Named Man Of The Match In Golden Eaglets Win Vs Tanzania

U-17 AFCON: Amoo  Named Man Of The Match In Golden Eaglets Win Vs Tanzania

Golden Eaglets midfielder Akinkunmi Amoo was named man of the match

in the side’s 5-4 win against hosts Tanzania in the opening game of the 2019 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations  at the National Stadium,  Dar es Salaam on Sunday,  Completesports.com reports.


Amoo was recognised for his superb display in the thrilling encounter which  saw the Golden Eaglets surrendered a two-goal lead before eventually winning the contest.

The youngster grabbed two assists and hit the back of the net once in the game.

He had a hand in Nigeria’s opening goal scored by Olatomi Olaniyan and teed up Wisdom Ubani for the second.

The Sidos FC player then scored the Golden Eaglets third goal in the 37th minute. He dribbled past Tanzania goalkeeper Abdallah Yahya before firing the ball into an empty net.

The talented midfielder was replaced by Divine Nwachukwu in stoppage time.

The Golden Eaglets will take on Angola in their next game on Wednesday at the National Stadium, Dar es Salaam.

A win for the Golden Eaglets in the game will see them book a place in the semi-finals and the FIFA U -17 Cup to be staged in Brazil later in the year.

The Angolans beat Uganda 1-0 also on Sunday to share top position with Nigeria in the group.


By Adeboye Amosu


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  • greenturf 2 years ago

    Great talent!what a footballer!reminds me of Messi.Sweet left foot,dazzles and slices through defences effortlessly.Nigeria has unearthed a gem a kid star,the next big thing in global football.I was awed seeing a great talent on display.Kudos to Manu Garba and his crew for a great scouting mission.
    Apparently,this lad should go to a team as huge as Barcelona or real Madrid anything less is not good enough for this prodigiously amazingly talented teen star.

  • Charles 2 years ago

    All of the forward abdto attackers are all selfish

  • Charles 2 years ago

    Forwards and attackers are all selfish ,they don’t play with each other and they are try to score on there own, coach needs to tell let them know,team work is the best

    • Glory 2 years ago

      Good striker are always selfish. That selfishness is a by product of confidence.

  • Ako Amadi 2 years ago

    Well deserved

    • Well done guys
      Coach need to work on defence and goalkeeper.

  • Emeka 2 years ago

    I was really impressed by this guy..so skilful. I hope he ll just keep his head down and the sky ll be the limit. I recommend teams like Ajax, where he can develop well.

  • Ndubuisi 2 years ago

    Amazing star with a sweet left foot heading to the top in nearest future