••• Minister Hails Team Despite Defeat As Minister Orders Federations To Submit Olympics Plans
Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, has praised the attitude of the Eaglets at the FIFA U-17 World Cup despite their 1-2 loss to Australia on Friday.
Australia beat Nigeria, courtesy a brace from Noah Botic, to pick their first win of the tournament and a ticket to the Rond of 16.
In spite of the defeat, Dare praised the team’s performance in his tweet after the game.
“Golden Eaglets even in defeat, our boys played good football. The game gets tougher with each match, but our boys will prevail.”
Nigeria will return to action in the round of 16, on Tuesday, against the third placed team from either group A/C/D.