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.
Nigeria 1-0 Angola. Nigeria's Golden Eaglets are through to the semifinal of the #TotalAFCONU17 and have picked a ticket for the #FIFAU17WC billed to be staged in Brazil later in the year. Congratulations to our Eaglets!!! pic.twitter.com/hYypXKSVA5— Lasgidi Online (@jacobakpene) April 17, 2019
FT Nigeria 1-0 Angola— Just Event online (@Justeventonline) April 17, 2019
Olusegun Olakunle's first half spot kick takes Nigeria to the FIFA under 17 world cup in Brazil and also sealed a Semi final ticket at the #TotalAFCONU17
Congratulations Golden Eaglets pic.twitter.com/RXE5I0In01
FT: NIGERIA 1-0 ANGOLA— MR OLAWALE QUADRY (@walequadry) April 17, 2019
1. Qualified for the FIFA U17 WC & #TotalAFCONU17 Semifinal.
2. Very solid at the back compare to last match
3.Look promising upfront but wasted glorious chances.
4.Sunday Stephen was great in goal with breathtaking saves.
Sweet victory for the Golden Eaglets, however, a lot of work still be done in terms of finishing #TotalAFCONU17— Shina Oludare (@sportingshina) April 17, 2019
FT Nigeria 1-0 Angola. Nigeria's Golden Eaglets are through to the semifinal of the #TotalAFCONU17 and have picked a ticket for the #FIFAU17WC billed to be staged in Brazil later in the year. Congratulations to our Eaglets!!! #SoarGoldenEaglets #Team9jaStrong #NGAANG pic.twitter.com/zYF8bzihzx— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) April 17, 2019