The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria suffered a 1-0 loss to Morocco in their second Group B match of the 2023 U-17 Nations Cup, Sportivationng.com reports.
The Nduka Ugbade-led side won their first match 1-0 against Zambia in Group B.
It was not the best of start for the Golden Eaglets as Tochukwu Joseph Ogboji scored an own goal in the second minute.
As it happened in their opening match against Zambia, the Eaglets created chance after chance but pathetically lacked precision in front of goal.
Abubakar Abdullahi should have done better than balloon the ball skywards after Emmanuel Michael put him through in the 21st minute, and captain Precious Williams also failed to make hay as the North Africans mounted an impregnable rearguard.
Defender Yahaya Lawali, who was again picked as Man-of-the-Match despite Nigeria’s loss, shot towards the sky with a through ball in the 69th minute.
Substitutes Light Eke and Adewale Quadri provided the only real tests for the Moroccan goalkeeper in a frantic second period.
The Eaglets will now play South Africa on Saturday in their last Group match.