Buenos Aires - Nigeria's U-17 side, The Golden Eaglets on
Wednesday secured a morale boosting 2-1 win over their Argentinean counterparts
in a Pre-World Cup friendly at the Argentina Football Association (AFA) Centre
in Buenos Aires.
Victor Osimhen and Funso Bamgboye scored a goal in either
half for the Golden Eaglets much to the delight of the few Nigerian fans
including the Deputy Head of Nigeria's Mission in Argentina, Adelanwa Tiwalade.
The home side kicked off and took the initiative with their
crisp-short passes but failed to trouble Amos Benjamin in goal for the Golden
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But in the 21st minute, Bamgboye broke free from the right
flank and flicked the ball to Osimhen who exchanged one-on-one pass with
Chinedu Madueke; before striking into the far corner for the curtain raiser.
Bamgboye increased the lead five minutes into the second
half when he struck from the edge of the box after a goal mouth melee off a
corner kick by Captain Kelechi Nwakali.
Minutes later, the Argentines capitalized on Eaglets'
defensive error to reduce the tally by lobbying the ball over substitute
goalkeeper Udoh Akpan.
Thereafter, it was a ding-dong affairs as both sides
defended stoutly in their numbers to the very end.
"Though I'm a layman in terms of football but I was
very impressed with our boys because of their discipline and determination
throughout the match," said Adelanwa. "They did well and we pray they
would even get better in their forthcoming matches."For
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