EXTRA TIME: How Nigeria U17 outclassed Tanzania U17 in nine-goal thriller

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After missing the last U17 Afcon tournament in Gabon, the Golden Eaglets got off to a flying start in Dar es Salaam by defeating the host country

Nigeria pipped Tanzania to secure a 5-4 victory in the opening game of the Africa U-17 Cup of Nations on Sunday.

A brace from Wisdom Ubani and lone goals from Olatomi Alfred, Akinkunmi Amoo, Ibrahim Jabaar sealed maximum points for Manu Garba’s boys that guided to the summit of Group A ahead of Angola and Uganda.

After the exciting face-off between both sides, Nigeria's Amoo was honoured as the standout player in the encounter 

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The five-time world champions are a win away from bagging a qualification ticket to the world stage in Brazil after missing the last U-17 Fifa World Cup in India.

The Golden Eaglets battle Angola in their next game on Wednesday but here is what went down at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam.

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