Nigeria’s U-17 team started their West African Football Union (WAFU B) tournament on a disappointing note following a 1-0 loss to Ivory Coast.
The Fatai Amoo side went into the clash hoping to change the fortunes of Nigerian football following a below-par performance from the Super Eagles and Flying Eagles last year.
However, they got off to the worse possible start as Ivory Coast dominated the clash all through to secure a deserved 1-0 victory.
The Elephants started on the front foot and they almost took the lead in the 31st minute but were denied by Destiny Emuwahem in Nigeria’s goal.
Nigeria’s first real opportunity came in the 37th minute but Joseph Arumala’s low cross into the Ivory Coast box could not find any of his teammates.
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