May 21, 2024
U17 AFCON: Eaglets See Off Zambia To Start With Win
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U17 AFCON: Eaglets See Off Zambia To Start With Win

Favour Daniel’s goal in the second half handed Nigeria a win at the start of the TotalEnergies U17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Algeria 2023, as they beat Zambia 1-0 at the Mohamed Hamloui Stadium in Constantine on Sunday.

 

Despite a late penalty miss by Light Eke, the Golden Eaglets managed to see off the slim advantage to move top of Group B after their opening match.

 

It was a well fought contest from both sides, but on the balance of chances, Nigeria could have had more from the evening kick off.

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Abubakar Abdullahi thought he had scored the opener after 13 minutes but he was flagged offside, while Tochukwu Ogbabido had a rasping shot from the edge of the box go inches over.

 

Zambia attempted a comeback, and they almost snatched an equalizer in added time when Marcel Zimba rolled a low cross into the area, but both Aaron Simpasa and Linecker Mbesuma couldn’t find the net.

 

Zambia’s next match will be a COSAFA derby against South Africa while Nigeria take on Morocco, both games set for next Wednesday.

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