U-17 World Cup: All 4 African sides advance into second round

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By SundiataPOST,

 All four African teams qualified for the Round of 16 by the completion of first round games at the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Nigeria had Friday whipped Iraq 5-0 to join the group and it a 100 per cent success for Africa which has four representatives the 24- .

Africa’ early qualifiers are African champions Cote d’Ivoire, and Morocco.

Nigeria had lived to its billing as one of the highest scoring sides at the 14 goals scored three while conceding four.

In their final , Nigeria had raced to a 4-0 lead at half- goals from Musa Muhammed through a penalty kick in the 4th minute. Chidiebere Nwakali made it in the 5th minute, while Musa Yahaya’ goals in the 17th and 41st minutes rounded the first half at 4-0 in favour of Nigeria.

Chigozi Obasi completed the route against the hapless Iraqis in the 90th minute.

The gave Nigeria seven points from the three group , the only blemish being the 3-3 draw against Sweden , Oct. 22

Nigeria had earlier beaten defending champions Mexico 6-1 Saturday, October 19.