Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets are through to the final of the CAN U17 African
Championships in Morocco after cruising to a 4-2 win over their Tunisian counterparts.
The Eaglets started brightly as Kelechi Iheanacho put Nigeria in the lead with just two minutes into the game.
The Nigerian youngsters soon doubled their lead ten minutes later with Musa Yahaya getting the second goal for Nigeria.
Tunisia were forced to make an early change when Ben Salem replaced Jbeli in the 20th minute.
One minute later, golden boot contender, Isaac Success, added another to make it three for Nigeria.
Tunisia pulled one back when Mohamed Firas Ben Larbi made good use of a chance to reduce the score in the 25th minute of play.
That goal seemed to have fired up the North Africans as a Hazem Haj Hassen free kick further narrowed the Eaglet’s lead with the first half ending 3-2.
The second half was more competitive as the Tunisians tried hard to level scores, but it was Nigeria that again found the back of the net in the 58th minute to seal the Eaglets’ place in the finals where they will face the baby elephants of Cote d’Ivoire, the team that defeated them 1-0 in the group stage.