The Nigeria U17 team bounced back to winning ways with a convincing 5-1 win over Cote d’Ivoire to seal their spot in the semi-final of the WAFU B Championship Qualifiers for the African U17 Championship.
Owngoalnigeria.com watched the game and our correspondent picks five players who were outstanding in the game which was dominated by the Nigerian team.
Akinkumi Amoo – A star at the NPFL U15 Promises for Shotting Stars. Struggled with his final ball in the first game which they lost 2-3 to Burkina Faso but recovered to post a performance which earned him the man of the match award. Scored a well taken goal from the spot. Provokes memory of past Nigeria U17 ace Samuel Chukwueze now at La Liga side Villarreal.
Hassan Hussain – Another product of the NPFL U15 Promises tournament. He picked up from where he left off in the first game where he starred despite the loss to Burkina Faso. Bossed the game from the midfield and took his goal very well.
Olakunle Olusegun – Three goals in two games and should have scored more if not for his failure to convert numerous begging chances. A wing forward who is not just good at creating but also scoring goals. A star for the future.
Oluwatimilehin Adeniyi – The top striker for the Nigerian team. He was a focal point of the attack for the team and got the goal his performance deserve. Still need to work on his positioning and composure in the box.
Olatomi Olaniyan – Got everybody asking about his identity with the way he took out his markers with ease. Adept at using both feet and also clinical in front of goal.