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NGA 0-1 MAR: Golden Eaglets Defender Lawali Wins Another Man Of The Match Award Despite The Defeat

The 0-1 defeat against the Moroccans was a painful one for many fans because it does not tell the whole story of the game. The Golden Eaglets were the better side for 90 minutes, but an “own goal” in the first minute of the game was enough to seal the win for the Moroccans.

Photo: Nigeria U17 VS Morocco U17 || Twitter

After the game, Morocco sealed its spot in the quarterfinals of the tournament, while Nigeria now has to fight till the last group stage game against South Africa on matchday 3. On the other hand, note that Nigeria's defender Yahaya Lawali won the Man of the Match award despite the loss.

Photo: Nigeria U17 VS Morocco U17 || Twitter

The right-back won the award for the second time at the ongoing U17 African Cup Of Nations. Against Morocco, note that Yahaya Lawali showed a lot of energy offensively. He created many chances, but his teammates let him down. In the second half, Lawali almost scored but his shot was wide. Note that the young defender was good with switching play and set pieces. Beyond his attacking contribution to the game, Lawali also showed great strength with defending as he made vital interceptions and deliveries during the game.

Photo: Nigeria U17 VS Morocco U17 || Twitter

On the other hand, coach Ugbade would be looking forward to a positive response from his team as they face South Africa on the 6th of May.

Photo: Nigeria U17 VS Morocco U17 || Twitter

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