Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets crashed out of the under-17 AFCON 2023 after falling 2-1 to Burkina Faso in the quarter-finals in Algiers.
The 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.
Golden Eaglets Out, Fail To Qualify For U17 World Cup
The Nigerians have their poor finishing skills and defensive blunders to blame for the result.
The Junior Stallions went into a 2-0 lead over the five-time world champions courtesy of Aboubacar Camara.
He first found the back of the net from a rebound just before halftime before completing his brace on 57 minutes from the penalty spot after a goal-bound Burkinabe player was fouled inside the box.
Abubakar Abdullahi, however, pulled one back for Nigeria midway through the second half with a simple tap in giving the Eaglets a hope of comeback.
But it was not to be as the young Nigerians failed to convert any chance in front of goal to pull level.
BY IYABO AINA
Publisher Of News Rain Nigeria