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Nigeria's Under-17 national team, the Golden Eaglets, hammered Botswana 9-0 on Monday.

Posted: 5 March 2013 Time: 10:23

Nigeria's Under-17 national team, the Golden Eaglets, hammered their Botswana counterparts 9-0 in the second leg of their two-legged friendly match played on Monday.

Bernard Bulbwa put Nigeria ahead in the 17th minute when he collected a pass from Musa Yahaya before beating a Botswana defender and shooting the ball into the net, for the only goal of the first-half.

In the second half, the Golden Eaglets overwhelmed Botswana with Ifeanyi Matthew scoring a hat trick in the 53rd, 65th and 69th minutes of the game.

Bulbwa got his second goal of the game in the 57th minute and Musa Yahaya bagged a brace in the 60th and 71st minutes.

After the game coach Garba Manu told newsmen that the team will not rest on their laurels as they are still a work in progress.

The Golden Eaglets are unbeaten in their last 23 competitive and friendly games, during which they have scored 104 goals.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 10:34 am
Under 17!!!! and we must believe that this guy is under 17.... ay man, ningazodlala ngathi la.
Sundawana Mheleni ka Mbuqe
posted: 10:56 am
23 years old man playing for the under 17's.......
Mgugudi: The Treble Addict
posted: 11:01 am
You must be joking. Is this a face of an under 17?
posted: 11:04 am
yes o, my golden eaglets. The next U-17 WC Champs!
posted: 11:07 am
The score was 9-0 and the guy on the pic is u17? why should I be surprised then?
posted: 11:12 am
Slowpoison22, sundawana and Mgugudi, Several of these guys were picked from the U-17 teams of EPL sides, they are well experienced and exposed technically. Athletism makes a 17yr old look older which is also the reason y women footballers look like men. These guys are U-17, they passed the FIFA MRI test as well. Besides West Africans usually look more matured in age and size than you South Africans. This Nigerian side will set an U-17 WC goals scoring record!
Ice prince
posted: 11:17 am
People grow up please, im tired of you fellow bloggers judging a person by how he looks. U mst understand west african players a big on statue and that doesnt mean they are old. Why people dont question Wayne Rooney, Peter Cech,Wilshire's age? Is it because they are born on the other side of the continent? Enough about this nonesense
El Sol
posted: 11:23 am
If this guy is really 17 then iguess ican safely say Oupa Manyisa is 24years..
posted: 11:24 am
Remember the the U20 world cup in Egypt? more than half of Nigeria squad was sent home for age cheating after MRI test, so u want us to believe this guy on the picture is or less than 17 years?! pathetic, no ways.
posted: 11:35 am
@anonymus i guess u knw a story of a 25 yr old guy who ws playing for the under 17 nt long ago so thats wer the other guys base thei r scepticsm bt i knw wt u tlking abt i have many west african frnd staying here in sa and they do look older....much older than their rela age bt having said that no one can argue wth the fact that u very talented nation
posted: 11:40 am
9-0! Even if there was age cheating, from under 17 to senior team isnt much of a difference to justify that huge scoreline...its embarrasing!
Mgugudi: The Treble Addict
posted: 11:45 am
@ Anonymous,

The face never lies.

Is it athletism also his face?

Why are ordinary Nigerians look their age except their sports "stars"?
posted: 11:57 am
So this guys is 16 or 15 years old since it's under17? Hahahahaha.
You can see this grown MAN has been shaving for a very long time, look at his chin.
posted: 12:01 pm
not only face, check these heavy arms as well
posted: 12:16 pm
@ snwanadi, heavy arms? you think we west Africans are like u skinny, chicken lapped south Africans? Our ballers dey gather muscle. Please can we stay away from all these negative comments and talk more about the game and result?
posted: 12:17 pm
How come Nigeria still win at the Senior Level and SA doesnt. is it still about the age thing?
Oupa Wa Leberete ( DTC)
posted: 12:18 pm
Haai maan is this man an under 19. This is age cheating @ its best. Bucks4life
Oupa Wa Leberete ( DTC)
posted: 12:19 pm
Sorry U-17
posted: 12:30 pm
@ Oupa you've just corrected yourself. He is U-17.
Oupa Wa Leberete ( DTC)
posted: 12:39 pm
@ Anonymous, Do u really think that MAN is U-17 Just asking?
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