Total AFCON under 17: Nigeria beat host country Tanzania 5-4 in their opening match.

The total AFCON under 17 kicks off in today in Tanzania.

The opening match was between .the host country and Nigeria under 17 team.


The opening event was a colourful one and the game kicks off about 17:00 GMT.

Nigeria score the opening goal with a brilliant finish from the youngster Olatomi Olaniyan.

Just a minute after the goal from Nigeria Edmund John pulled a goal back to level the game in the 22nd minutes of the match.

Wisdom Ubani doubles the lead for Nigeria in the half minutes of the first half.

The Golden Eaglets proves too strong for the host country as they continue to pressurise them through the goal from Akinkunmi Amoo.

The game ended 3-1 in the first half with the host country dominating possessions.

Tanzania came back so strong in the second half pulling a goal back at the start of the match through Kelvin John

An own goal from Suleiman Shuaib levelled the game for the host country.

Edmund John converts a penalty and score to put the Tanzania teams ahead.

Wisdom Ubani of the golden eaglets took his goal tally to 2 when he score to level the game for Nigeria , making him the highest goal scorer of the tournament.

Ibraheem Jabaar scores the 5th goal to give Golden eaglets the needed three points and put them in the first position of the table

The golden eaglets will face Angola on the 17th of April in their next group match.






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