Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets advance to second round, beat Ecuador 3- 2 in second match

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