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Simon Cletus shines again as Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets defeat Niger

Golden Eaglets captain Simon Cletus has been named Man of the Match for the second consecutive game following Nigeria’s 1-0 victory over Niger Republic on Sunday night.

This accolade follows his previous Man of the Match performance in the team’s 0-0 draw with Burkina Faso last Friday.

Match Highlights

  • Winning Goal: The decisive goal came from Rapha Adams, who scored with a header in the 30th minute.
  • Cletus’ Performance: Cletus once again impressed with his leadership and skill, anchoring the team both defensively and offensively.
  • Ten-Man Finish: Despite finishing the match with ten players after Chibuike Okorie was sent off in the second half, the Golden Eaglets held on to their lead.

Upcoming Match

The Golden Eaglets, coached by Manu Garba, will face an already eliminated Togo in their final group game on Wednesday. This match will determine their final standings in the group stage.

Cletus’ consistent performances have been crucial for the Golden Eaglets, providing stability and inspiration for the team. As they prepare for their next challenge, the team will look to maintain their momentum and secure another victory.


Golden Eaglets head coach, Manu Garba has warned his players that they must be at their best against Togo.

The holders will face the young Hawks in their last group game at the WAFU B U-17 Championship on Wednesday, May 22.

“We will have to beat Togo on Wednesday. They are a good side and we will not underrate them,” Garba said.

“We have trained the players on goal scoring drills. Nigeria should have scored three goals against Niger. So, we hope that the players will convert their chances against Togo.”

READ MORE: Nigeria get simpler FIFA U17 World Cup qualification path

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