U17 AFCON: Poor finishing cost Nigeria in defeat to Morocco


Nigeria lost 1-nil to Morocco in their second group game at the CAF U17 Africa Cup of Nations, at the Stade Mohamed-Hamlaoui courtesy of a second-minute own goal from Tochukwu Ogboji.

A Moroccan player sent in an early cross and it deflected off the head of the Ogboji past the helpless goalie.



The Eaglets responded dominantly and were for a large part of the game the better team, but they lacked the composure and clear head to make better decisions in the final third.

They were wasteful and could have done better with the opportunities created, but somehow failed to make the best decision.

Praise must also go to the Moroccan defense and how structurally good they were because as expected the team was compact and did almost everything right to protect their lead.

Now regardless of the result of the game between Zambia and South Africa, Nigeria must win in the final group game if they are to progress to the next round.

The boys showed plenty of ideas but were painfully lacking in execution.


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