FIFA U-17 World Cup: Nigeria Qualify Despite 2-1 Loss To Australia
Posted by News Express | 2 November 2019 | 920 times
Nigeria’s golden eaglets lost to Australia 2-1 in a dead rubber third group B match at the ongoing FIFA U-17 world cup at the Estadio Bezerrao in Brazil.
A goal by Peter Olawale was not enough to overturn the brace from Australia’s Noah Botic, which ensured a first-ever win for the Aussies over Nigeria at the FIFA U-17 World Cup, after six attempts.
The golden eaglets failed to pull a comeback, unlike the other two group fixtures which they recorded victories, but secured six points from a possible nine, and finished top of the group
Coach Manu Garba’s boys could not be overtaken by Ecuador’s 3-2 victory over Hungary in the other group game played simultaneously due to a superior goal advantage.
Nigeria will play their round of 16 match on November 5. (Channels TV)