Wednesday, February 25, 2015
11th African U17 Championship: South Africa Defeats Nigeria 1-0 In Semis
Nigeria under 17 football national team, Wednesday evening, lost 1-0 to their South Africa counterpart in the semi final of the 11th African U17 Championship in Niger Republic.
A first half strike by the Amajimbos of South Africa was enough to stop Nigeria' Golden Eaglets from getting into the final in tension soaked encounter played at the Stade Général Seyni Kountché, Niamey.
The World Champion had topped Group A while the South African who were facing the Eaglets for the second time in the history of this competition were runners up in Group B and it was expected that the Emmanuel Amuneke tutored side will easily beat the Amajimbos who failed to make the last three editions of the tournament.
The Golden Eaglets will play the losers of the 2nd semi final clash between Mali and Guinea on March 1 at the Stade Général Seyni Kountché, Niamey.
The Nigerian side have qualified for the the 2015 Under 17 World Championship which wil hold later in the year in Chile.