2021 U-17 AFCON: Eaglets Wallop Emy Football Academy 7-0 In Tune-up Match

2021 U-17 AFCON: Eaglets Wallop Emy Football Academy 7-0 In Tune-up Match

By Our Correspondent

Nigeria’s U-17 male national team, the Golden Eaglets continued their build -up to the forthcoming U-17 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, tournament in Morocco with a 7-0 whitewash of Emy Football Academy of Asaba.

The friendly encounter, played at the FIFA Goal project football pitch at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium on Friday evening had the visitors taken to the slaughter slab with barrage of goals from the five- time FIFA U-17 world champions.

Joseph Arumala opened the flood gate of goals in the 7th minute jabbing the ball into the net and Samuel Akere’s ferocious shot outside the box hit the roof of the net six minutes later.

Christian Nwachukwu had his name on the scores sheet with his low drive that found the back of the net in the 16th minute.

The game was completely under the control of the Eaglets as their opponents had no answer to the fluid football of the Eaglets and they were tormented with another goal by Ahmed Abdullahi in the 29th minute.

Arumala completed his brace in the 39th minute, while it was the turn of Abdullahi to had his brace in the 42nd minute.

The first half ended with Eaglets in super goals scoring mood of 6-0.

However on resumption, Emy Football Academy marshalled out strong defensive tactics which made Eaglets to only add a goal through Stanley Iheanacho in the 74th minute to make it 7-0.

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