In what was deemed a win-or-go-home match, the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria were able to edge the Amajimbos of South Africa to reach the quarterfinals of the 2023 AFCON in Algeria.
All thanks to Charles Adah Agada from Cross River State who led the comeback.
The Nigeria U17 side fell a goal down in the early stages of the game after V. Mkhawana hit the back of the net in the 6th minute.
In what looked like a nervy match for the Golden Eaglets, Agada pulled his side level in the 34th minute.
The South Africans went ahead again in the added time of the first half through S. Mabena (45+3′).
Whatever transpired between the coach, N. Ugbade and players in the dressing room did change the tempo as the Eaglets immediately level up in the 46th minute via L. C. Eke’s goal.
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To ensure his side qualifies for the quarterfinals, A. Idris Abdullahi puts his side ahead in the 64th minute.
The win means Nigeria will qualify second behind Morocco who topped the group on goals difference.
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Profile Of Charles Adah Agada
Charles Adah Agada was born on September 3, 2006. He is 16 years old as of the time of filing this report. He is from Cross River State, South-South Nigeria.
Agada is a JSS 3 student of Palmville College, Lagos and currently at the Granada CF of Spain on a special training programme.
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