GOLDEN EAGLETS LOSE TO GABON IN AFCON U-17 TOURNAMENT
After picking a ticket to the FIFA U-17 World Cup by reaching the semi-finals, the Golden Eaglets failed to reach the final of the ongoing 13th Africa U-17 Cup of Nations in Tanzania after losing 9-10 on penalties to Gambia.
In a pulsating game played yesterday in Dar es Salaam, both teams failed to score in regulation time with the Guineans dominating the game with better chances and more shots on goal.
In a marathon shoot-out to determine who goes through to the finals, both teams scored all five of their first spot-kicks to take the shoot-out to sudden death where the Eaglets eventually fell short.
The Guineans who finished as runner-up in Group B will now take on Cameroon in the competition’s final while the Golden Eaglets battle Angola who were defeated in the other semi-final by Cameroon in the third place match on Saturday.