Nigeria’s U-17s, the Golden Eaglets, on Friday defeated Brazil 2-1 at the on-going Suwon Continental Cup International Youth (U-17) Football Tournament in Korea.
Kingsley Michael and Chukwudi Agor scored two first-half goals while David Enogela conceded a second-half own goal to get the Brazilians back in the game.
The Eaglets, who had drawn 1-1 with hosts Korea on Wednesday, shot their way to the top of the Four-Nation Tournament with four points.
The Golden Eaglets took the lead through Michael in the 20th minute when he delicately placed the ball behind Juliano after the goalkeeper had initially saved Victor Oshimen’s powerful shot.
Twelve minutes later, Osimhen again laid the ball on the path of Chukwudi Agor who shot from an acute angle to score his first goal in national team colours.
The Brazilians swooped on the Eaglets in the second half and Evander saw his shot ricochet off the bar in the 54th minute and goalkeeper Udoh Akpan was at his best to punch away Vitinho’s volley in the 60th minute.
In attendance to watch the game on Friday, according to the Nigeria Football Federation website, were NFF’s board member, Alhaji Ahmad Kawu; Dr. Emmanuel Ikpeme (NFF Deputy General Secretary), NFF’s FIFA Match Agent, Jairo Pachon, and a handful of Nigerian spectators.
Golden Eaglets line-up Vs. Brazil:
U.Akpan-J.Lazarus; T.Ibe; E.Ikwu; H.Zakari;-J.Osikel(K. Nwakali 54) ;C.Agor;C.Madueke;K.Michael(G.Thompson 57) -F.Bamgboye(D.Enogela 54) ;V.Osimhen