Nigeria 5-0 Gabon: Golden Eaglets Qualify For U17 AYC

Nigeria 5-0 Gabon: Golden Eaglets Qualify For U17 AYC

By Izuchukwu Okosi:

Nigeria paid back Gabon for the humiliation they suffered in Libreville by thrashing them 5-0 in Calabar to qualify for the Africa U17 Championship next year in Niger.

The Eaglets lost the first encounter 2-1 to qualify for Niger 2015 on a 6-2 aggregate.

The Eaglets, who were harassed by their Gabonese hosts in the first leg qualifier on account of the outbreak of the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease, led 3-0 by the interval.

Skipper Kelechi Nwakali scored from the penalty spot and Ebere Osinachi lived up to his pre-match boast with a brace in the first half, before Kehinde Ayinde also scored a double in the second half.

The world champions will now join seven other countries including hosts Niger in the African Junior Championship in February.

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 9
  • Chosen Victor 4 years ago

    Well done boys for the good outing for your outstanding performance, despite the humiliation they suffered from Gabon during the first leg. Thanks

  • tartan 4 years ago

    Thank u guys for the good job. Now we are waiting for the Baba Eagles (under this Lazy Big Boss) to qualify as well.

  • AMECHI 4 years ago

    We are happy with you guys for the good job you have done, keep it up

  • TruthisBitter 4 years ago

    Weldone boys……You paid them back by spelling Gabon…..we never doubted your ability……for a very long time in the football history of Nigeria it is only the U-17 that brings us continental and international glory more often……yours will not be different IJN.

  • Welldone boys. U have scaled through the first hurddle. Now you can relax and prepare with extra vigour for the AYC in Niger fpr you to excel. U can even surpass the feat of ur last predecessors. Up Naija.

  • THIRD EYE 4 years ago

    Let them replace the Super( Chicken) Eagles…may be through them, Nigeria can qualify for the AFCON 2015.( baby eagles should replace the papa eagles).

  • THIRD EYE 4 years ago

    Nigeria is about 170 million people.Are these the only people who can play for Nigeria ? Each time there is an Eagle’s call up, it is still the same players…Why is this so ?

  • olufemi 4 years ago

    Thank you Golden Eaglets for giving me a fulfilled weekend. Pls, take charge of Africa now, and conquer the World once more.

  • Chijioke Obasi H 4 years ago

    Well done the Golden Eaglets. We wish u more glory in subsequent competitions