Nigeria’s Eaglets Beat Brazil In Suwon Tourney

Nigeria’s U-17 team, Golden Eaglets on Friday beat the Junior Selecao of 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.

With the victory, the Eaglets shot their way to the top of the 4-Nation Tournament with four points following their 1-1 draw on Wednesday against South Korea.

Nigeria went into the lead through Michael in the 20th minute when he delicately placed the ball behind Juliano after the burly goalkeeper re-bounced Victor Oshimen’s powerful shot.

Twelve minutes later, Osimhen again laid the ball on the path of Chukwudi Agor who shot from 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 ricocheted 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 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.


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