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Nigeria crash out of AFCON U-17; to miss World Cup

Golden Eaglets of Nigeria have been eliminated from the ongoing U-17 African Cup Of Nations (AFCON) in Morocco.

The Nigerians lost 2-1 to Burkina Faso in the quarter-final match held at the Nelson Mandela Stadium, Algiers, Algeria, on Thursday evening, May 11.

Burkina Faso found the back of the net when forward Camara slotted home from close range following sloppy play and missed chances from the Eaglets.

Camara later grabbed a brace from the penalty spot 12 minutes into the second half.

Nigeria’s Abubakar Abdullahi gave the Golden Eaglets little hope in the 67th minute when he reduced his team’s deficit off a cross from substitute Daniel.

The 2 -1 result meant the Golden Eaglets won’t feature in the under-17 World Cup that would take place later this year, with Burkina Faso completing the quartet of teams to represent Africa in the tournament. The other teams are Senegal, Mali, and Morocco.

 

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