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Golden Eaglets qualify for FIFA U17 World Cup finals and AFCON 2019 semifinal

Olakunle Olusegun’s strike from the six-yard gave the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria a 1-0 win against the Angola U-17 at the Dares Salaam Stadium on Wednesday.

Nigeria who won 5-4 in the nine-goal thriller against hosts, Tanzania needed a win against Angola to secure their place in the AFCON U-17 last four and FIFA World Cup finals; and they didn’t fail to deliver.

The boys put up an improved performance in their clash against Angola as the defence and the new goalkeeper Stephen who replaced Shuaibu gave a good account of himself.

Eaglets could have easily scored five goals but it was Olakunle Olusegun’s penalty in the 20 minute of the game which settled the tie.

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Nigeria now top the group with 6 points from two games, qualified for the semifinal and booked a place as in the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup to be staged later this year in Brazil.

Tope Adefala

Tope Adefala is an experienced sports writer, editor, and web designer. A former editor at Sportlineng.com. Talks sports with a great bias toward Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey, and Football. Former media officer of Nigeria Hockey Federation. I have been in the business of Sports communication and marketing for more than 10 years. Not forgetting that I won the West African University Games, and the Nigeria University Games gold medals. You can find me on Twitter @1topham.

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