FIFA U-17 World Cup Champions, the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria has been dumped out of the AFCON U-17 qualifiers after losing 1-3 to Niger yesterday in Niamey.
The Eaglets had defeated the Junior Menas by a slim 1-0 in Abuja a fortnight ago, but failed to progress with a 3-2 aggregate.
Niger took the lead before the Nigerians replied minutes later and hanged on to their score until the half time break.
Few minutes after the restart, the Nigeriens retook the lead via the penalty spot after they were awarded a debatable penalty by the referee.
Manu Garba and his boys failed to recover from going behind and conceded a third goal that saw them crash out of the qualifiers at the first hurdle.
Thus, Nigeria won’t be at the U-17 and 20 Africa Youth Championship as well as the Africa Cup of Nations.