'Congratulations Golden Eaglets' - Twitter celebrates Nigeria U17 after World Cup qualification

The Golden Eaglets failed to clinch the bronze medal at the age-grade continental tournament in Tanzania

Fans across the country have dropped congratulatory messages for the Golden Eaglets after defeating Angola 1-0 in their second Group A fixture that booked their place in the semi-final of Africa U17 Cup of Nations.

Olusegun Olakunle's effort from the penalty spot in the first half separated both teams at the National Stadium and sent the five-time world champions to the global showpiece in Brazil later this year.

The qualification comes as a relief for Nigerians after the country missed out on the 2017 U17 World Cup in India.

Despite the triumph, some of the fans have called on the team to improve their goal-scoring skills after failing to convert any of their eight shots on target.