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Nigerian national U-17 team will look towards booking a spot in the second round of 16 when they confront Ecuador today, October 29, 2019 in their second Group B tie at the ongoing 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil.

The Manu Garba tutored side go into Tuesday’s game on the back of a moral boosting 4-2 victory against Hungary in their first group game on Saturday, October 26, 2019, at the Estadio Olimpico Pedro Ludovic, Goiania.

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Saturday’s game saw the Nigerian side fight back to emerge victorious in the encounter after trailing the Hungarians twice. The heroics of team captain, Samson Tijani, who got a brace, and goals from Oluwatimilehin Adeniyi and Usman Ibrahim, was all Nigeria needed to edge out their Hungarian opponents in the opening game.

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Ecuador also had to fight hard to win their first game 2-1 against the Australian U17 team.  Victory in the second game will see the Golden Eaglets seal a spot in the second round. Five-time champions Nigeria will battle against their South American opponents at the Estadio Olimpico Pedro at 21:00hrs WAT.



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This article was first published on 29th October 2019


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