Connect with us

General news

Eaglets lose to Guinea after marathon penalty shootout in U-17 AFCON semi-finals

Published

on

Semi-final

Abuja, April 24, 2019 Nigeria’s national under-17 male football team on Wednesday in Dar es Salaam lost 9-10 after penalty kicks to their Guinean counterparts in a pulsating semi-final match at the Africa Under-17 Nations Cup.

In the competition’s first semi-final match played at the Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium, both sides drew goalless after 90 minutes of intense action.

While the Guineans bagged five yellow cards as against one by their Nigerian opponents during the game, they still dominated proceedings with more shots at goal.

They had 24 shots, as against 16 by Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets, with four on taget and one by Nigeria on target.

The Guineans who finished runners-up from the first round’s Group B were in control with more and better passes, and had more time in their opponents final third.

But both sides failed to score any goal for the game to go on to penalty kicks directly.

Both sides scored their first five kicks each for an advance into the sudden death shots.

It continued as a ding-dong affair, with both sides scoring, until the Golden Eaglets’ Ogaga Oduko missed the fifth (and 10th) kick.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Eaglets will now face the losers of the second semi-final game between Cameroon and Angola in Saturday’s third-place match.

Both Cameroon and Angola, Group B winners and Group A runners-up respectively, met in the other semi-final later on Wednesday.

Contact US: editor@nnn.com.ng, nnnnews247@gmail.com

Recent Posts

January 2020
M T W T F S S
« Dec    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

NNN News Nigeria: NNN is an online Nigeria news portal that publishes breaking news in politics, business, entertainment, sport, security, features, opinion, environment, education, technology, and the world news at large. NNN publishes only news that is factual, credible, verifiable, authoritative and investigative. NNN is a media subscriber of the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a unique media organization that is founded in the spirit of Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, comprising of ordinary people with an overriding commitment to seeking the truth and publishing it without fear or favor. Contact: editor@nnn.com.ng

© 2014 - 2019 NNN News Nigeria. All Rights Reserved.

editor@nnn.com.ng