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Nigeria's Under-17 national team beat Botswana 3-0 on Saturday in the first-leg of a two-legged friendly encounter

Posted: 3 March 2013 Time: 10:06

Nigeria's Under-17 national team, the Golden Eaglets, beat Botswana 3-0 on Saturday in the first-leg of a two-legged friendly encounter played at the U.J Esuene Stadium in Calabar.

The match was part of the preparations for the African Under-17 Championship which will commence next month in Morocco.

Debutant and former national Under-15 striker Taiwo Awoniyi put Nigeria ahead in the 16th minute, before Ifeanyi Matthew extended the Golden Eaglets lead around the half-hour mark.

Awoniyi headed in a cross from Musa Yahaya to complete his brace and seal the win for the hosts.

Nigeria are placed in Group B along with Congo, Ivory Coast and Ghana. While Botswana will have to face Gabon, Morocco and Tunisia in Group A.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 11:35 am
nyce boiz
posted: 11:42 am
is this guy really an Under - 17 player??? Not surprize with this though!!!
posted: 01:43 pm
Let them post their pictures on the net clearly.

We need to see them as full squad pics have been scarce on the net. We need to vet Manu AND Co..
posted: 08:54 pm
Is that guy in that picture, part of the team?
posted: 09:01 pm
ijo nnana weeeeeee, is this an under 17 player
posted: 10:37 pm
ok i am Nigerian and i love nigerian football but this guy does not look under 17
posted: 12:23 am
No, he looks under 100. If you people have nothing to say it is better to keep quite.
Cosa Nostra (5Families)
posted: 10:44 am
dont wanna talk much about this i said it before this games and a certain alcoholic wineyard came out blazing wanting to elliminate my ass but truth is truth and there is no way he is gonna get my ass wasted i dnt do drugs
posted: 04:31 pm
This guy shouldn't in any way be an under 17. If this true NFF need kick him out of the team ,and the coach must be insane. I'm guessing it's not a picture kickoff as posted photos several times.
Me,myself and I
posted: 08:09 pm
I don't no what some people are talking about this lad look under 17. People that are saying sh#t should go and run under the sun for 90 mins and take a picture and see if u would look the same.
posted: 09:01 pm
Mr editoooooooor, u called 3-0 edge? I was expectin adjectives lyk Maul, trash. U guys gats upgrade now.
posted: 03:24 am
just can't understand why some people are so concerned about people's age as if they are that person's father and mother. lol! there are more important thing than age.
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