Nigeria U17 6-1 Ghana U17: Golden Eaglets whitewash Black Starlets

Striker Isaac Success banged in four goals to shoot down the Starlets in their opening Group B game in the African Junior Championship in Morocco on Sunday
The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria thrashed the Black Starlets of Ghana 6-1 on Sunday in the African Junior Championship ongoing in Morocco.

Nigeria’s Isaac Success run riot in Marrakech by scoring four goals in their opening Group B game whiles Bernard Bulbwa and Kennedy Ihenacho completed the annihilation. Yaw Yeboah’s consolation for Ghana was sandwiched between Success’ third and fourth strikes.

The Megap Soccer Academy player opened the Golden Eaglets’ account in the 10th minute before Bulbwa doubled it from a counter-attack on the half hour mark. Success bagged his second with five minutes to the interval.

After the break, Success earned his hat-trick in the 63rd minute to make it 4-0 for the Nigerians. Yeboah pulled one back for the Ghanaians but that was not enough to threaten the Nigerians who added two more goals in the 68th minute and 95th minute courtesy Success and Ihenacho respectively.

The game between Congo and Ivory Coast ended 1-1.

Ghana will next play Congo whiles Nigeria face Cote d’Ivoire on April 17 in the second game of Group B.