U17 AFCON: Golden Eaglets countenance Brazil 2019 ticket
Five –time champions Nigeria will guarantee a return to the FIFA U17 World Cup finals if they overcome Angola’s U17 squad in their second match at the Africa U17 Cup of Nations in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Wednesday.
A reproachable slack approach saw the Golden Eaglets slump from 3-1 lead to conceding three goals and falling behind against host nation Tanzania in the tournament opener on Sunday, but they woke from slumber in good time to win with two spectacular goals and pocket three precious points in a 5-4 win.
Angola’s 1-0 win over Uganda hours later has ensured that the winner of the top-of-the-table duel between Nigeria and the Central Africa country on Wednesday would have one leg in the semi finals and automatically in the FIFA U17 World Cup slated for Brazil later this year.
All four semi finalists at the ongoing championship in Tanzania will represent Africa in Brazil.