Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets have qualified for the second round at the FIFA U-17 World Cup tournament ongoing in Brazil.
The golden eaglets maintained their perfect start by beating Ecuador under 17 side by 3 goals to 2
The team continued their winning streak on Tuesday night in Goiania with a brilliant fightback against Ecuador in the second Group B match of the competition.
The match began with a superb performance from Ibrahim Sa’id who scored the opener for the Nigeria just five minutes after kickoff.
Moments later, defender Daniel Jinadu made a mistake which led to an own goal against the five-time champion as Ecuador grabbed an equaliser and sustained it till the end of the first half.
Ten minutes into the second stanza of the match , the Eaglets committed a foul in the box-18 while Johan Mina set the South American side on the lead with a goal from the penalty spot
Nigeria’s hopes of winning came alive again when Sa’id scored an equaliser in the eighty-fifth minute and later scored the winner for the eaglets.
Saíd’s hat-trick, put Nigeria on Group B with six points while Ecuador are second with three points.
The second match in the group between Hungary and Australia ended in 2-2
The result put Nigeria on top of the group with six points, therefore becoming the first country to advance to the second round