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U-17 AFCON Qualifier: Golden Eaglets Thrash Cote d’l voire, Keep Hopes Alive

U-17 AFCON Qualifier: Golden Eaglets Thrash Cote d’l voire, Keep Hopes Alive

By Adeboye Amosu:

The Golden Eaglets revived their hopes of qualifying for the 2019 U-17 Africa Cup of Nations in Tanzania when they defeated Cote d’l voire 5-1 in their second Group B game at the WAFU B qualifying tournament in Niger on Thursday, reports Completesportsnigeria. com.


Manu Garba charges fell to a 3-2 against Burkina Faso in their first game on Monday.

The Eaglets raced to 2-0 lead after 10 minutes.

They scored two more goals in the first half, before they made it 5-0 in the second half.

The Ivorians pulled a goal back from the penalty spot late in the game.

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Burkina Faso will face Cote d’Ivoire on Sunday in a match that will determine the winner of the group.

Hosts Niger top Group A with two points from two games. Togo and Ghana will clash in the group’s other game on Saturday.

The top two teams in the two groups will qualify for the semi-finals

The overall champions will qualify for 2019 U-17 AFCON in Tanzania.

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  • Under17 football is a much as winning as it is participating. Una do well boyz. More greese to your elbow

  • Omo9ja 4 years ago

    Congratulations boys. This is what I said this morning. When the team is down and how can the coach revives the spirit of the players again. Kudos to coach Manu Garba. God bless Nigeria!!!