Nigeria have become the first African country to qualify for the U17 World Youth Championship courtesy of their 1-0 win over ten men Angola in the ongoing Africa U17 Cup of Nations taking place in Tanzania.
Just as it was in their first game against Tanzania, the Manu Garba led team created lot of chances but fail to convert them in the opening ten minutes of the game with Wisdom Ubani and Olatomi Olaniyan coming close.
In the 20th minute , they got the breakthrough their dominace deserve when Olakunle Olusegun netted what ended as the winner from the spot following a handball incident in the box of Angola.
Angola’s push for a levelled was made almost impossible when Gege was sent off following his second yellow card of the game ten minutes after the restart.
Despite the numerical advantage, Nigeria fail to make it count but hang on to claim their second win of the tournament and in the process qualify for the semi-final and also seal a spot at the World Youth Championship later this year.