Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Nigeria 4 - 1 Iran: Eaglets Humiliate Iran as they Forge Into Quarter-final


Nigeria thrashed  Iran 4-1 to book a place in the quarter finals of the FIFA U17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates yesterday evening.

Garba Manu’s boys have secured a place in the last eight of the FIFA U17 World Cup after a comprehensive victory over Ali Doustimehr’s side.

First half goals from Samuel Okon, Kelechi Iheanacho, Musa Muhammed and a second half strike from Musa Yahaya ensured the red-hot Africans caged the boastful Persians at the Khalifa Bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain city.

Kelechi Iheanacho’s thunderous strike outside the west Asians’ penalty area which almost sailed into the net as early as the 30th second sent a stern warning of the Eaglets’ quest for a place in the next round of the championship.

Playing before the cheerful Nigerian supporters made the Iranians look uncomfortable as they were thoroughly outplayed by the Nigerian whose deft touches and blistering skills were beauty to behold.~Leadership