Abuja based Football Academy, Derby FA on Thursday morning defeat WAFU B U17 defending champions Nigeria 6 – 4 in a friendly game, Abbeylivenetwork.com reports.
The five-time world champions who are preparing for the 2023 U17 AFCON in Algeria found it difficult to cope with the brand of football displayed by the Abuja based academy.
Derby’s winger Osaghae Uyiosa Eugene was practically unplayable and consistently easily breached the Golden Eaglets defense and assisted the first goal as early as the 6th minute.
The Eaglets responded well with an equalizer three minutes later after their opponents lost the ball in the build up.
Derby went on to score two more goals and even missed a penalty to end the 1st half leading 3 – 1.
Two quick goals, one each from both teams early in the second half took the score line to 4 – 2.
Derby then scored two more goals while the national team scored two penalties to end the game 6 – 4.
Nigeria have been grouped alongside Morocco, South Africa and Zambia in Group B of the 2023 Africa U17 Cup of Nations.