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Nigeria through to U-17 Finals

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets on Tuesday qualified for the final of the FIFA U-17 World Cup taking place in United Arab Emirates.

The Manu-Garba tutored youngsters defeated their Swedish counterparts 3-0 in the second semi final played at Rashid Stadium in Dubai.

Idowu Awoniyi was the hero once again, scoring in the 21st minute to shot the three-time world champions ahead.

The Nigerians dominated possession as usual, but could not translate their superior ball artistry into much needed goals.

However, two goals in quick succession in the second half through Samuel Okon (80th minute) and Chidera Ezeh (81st minute) ended the match as a contest.

Nigeria will meet Mexico who had earlier defeated Argentina 3-0 in Friday’s tournament decider.

AmarSim Associations Development Consultants

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