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AYC 2017 QUALIFIERS: Wasteful Golden Eaglet Labour To 1-0 Win Over Niger Republic

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The Nigeria Under-17 team are presently facing the prospect of missing out on next year Africa Under-17 Championship, after a slim 1-0 win over Niger Republic in the first leg of the second round of qualifiers.

Nigeria started on the front foot mounting pressure on the visitors, with top striker Nazifi Yahaya wasting a two good chances to put the Nigerians ahead in the opening ten minutes.

Yahaya later turned provider for Oluwatobi Ola in the 15th minute to score what ended up as the only goal of the game, no thanks to the wasteful nature of the Manu Garba lead Eaglets.

The reverse tie will be played in a fortnight in Niger with Nigeria having the difficult task of protecting their slim win in the first leg.