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AFCON U-17: Golden Eaglets Lose 10-9 On Penalties To Guinea

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria have been beaten in the semi-finals of the 2019 African U-17 championship, ending any hopes of winning the tournament for a third time.

A much more conservative Golden Eaglets side played a 0-0 draw against Guinea in regulation time as the latter enjoyed more of the ball.

The best chances, however, fell to the Nigerian boys who even struck the post from an Ubani free-kick in the second half.

But having been inseparable after 90 minutes, the game went straight into penalties, eliminating the Nigerian team.

Having been solid all through the game, left back, Ogaga David Oduko, missed the deciding penalty when he blazed his shot over the bar after 19 penalties had been converted before his own.

Manu Garba's men who have qualified for the World Cup which holds later this year in Brazil will now play the third place match against the loser in the game between Cameroon and Angola on Saturday.