Nigeria’s U-15 team, Future Eagles won the silver medal in the football event of the 2018 African Youth Games (AYG), after a 1-3 loss to Morocco in the final on Friday, July 27.
The Future Eagles earlier beat Morocco 3-2 in their opening encounter of the group stage when they had to come down from two goals to seal victory.
They however could not repeat the same heroics as they succumbed to their north African rivals who claimed their crown.
The team led by Danladi Nasidi fell behind to the Moroccans in the 20th minute, and could not recover before the halftime break.
The Moroccans doubled their lead at the start of the second half to put the Future Eagles under more pressure.
The Future Eagles tried to find their way back into the game and scored a goal on the half hour mark.
The Moroccans however would prove to be have learnt from their opening day defeat as they capitalized on the Future Eagles search for a winner to seal victory with their third goal of the game in the 68th minute.
Lateef Omidiji who turned down the U.S.A for Nigeria will be happy to be the first foreign based player to turn out for the Nigerian U-15 setup and is one to look out for in the future.