U17 World Cup: Sports Minister Reacts to Nigeria’s Defeat to Australia

BRASILIA, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 01: Peter Olawale of Nigeria reacts during the FIFA U-17 Men's World Cup Brazil 2019 group B match between Australia and Nigeria at Valmir Campelo Bezerrao Stadium on November 01, 2019 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Nigeria’s Sports Minister Sunday Dare has praised the attitude of the Eaglets at the FIFA U17 World Cup despite their 2-1 defeat to Australia on Friday.

Australia beat Nigeria courtesy a brace from Noah Botic, and picked their first win of the tournament.


In spite of the defeat, Minister of Sports Sunday Dare praised the team performance in his tweet after the game.


‘’ Golden Eaglets. Even In defeat our boys played good football. The game gets tougher with each match but our boys will prevail “



Nigeria will return to action in the round of 16, on November 5 against the third placed team from either group A/C/D.


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