Seoul - Nigeria’s U17 side, Golden Eaglets will play host
Korea in the on-going Suwon U19 Tournament.
Golden Eaglets on Thursday fought gamely but conceded a 1-0
penalty goal in their second match at the on -going U19 Suwon Continental Cup
played at the Suwon World Cup Stadium.
Right from the start, the Golden Eaglets were more matured
in their approach and stoutly held their ground against far bigger and matured
Iranians. Yet there were few chances in
between and both teams ended the first half 0-0. The Eaglets started the second
fast and furious and would have taken the lead in the 52nd minute but striker
Nazifi Yahaya failed to connect Chidera Ejuke's pass across the face of the
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In the 77th minute, Reza Shekari converted from the spot
kick after Goalkeeper Christian Nwoke tripped Reza Jafari. Two minutes later,
the Eaglets got their own penalty but second half Onyemachi Sopuruchukwu tamely
hit the ball on Iranian goalkeeper Nima Mirzazad.
Thereafter, the Iranians defended their half in numbers as
the match dragged to the end. With two losses in as many matches, the Golden
Eaglets are rooted on the bottom of the four-team log without a point and would
now face hosts, Korea on Saturday in their final match.
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