Super Eagles winger Moses Simon has congratulated Man of the Match winner Emmanuel Michael and his Golden Eaglets teammates after securing qualification to next year’s U-17 AFCON.
The Eaglets came from a goal down to beat Côte d’Ivoire 3-1 in the first semi-final of the WAFU B U-17 tournament on Tuesday.
Michael scored two goals from free-kicks in the first half to put the Nigerian team 2-1 ahead before Abdullahi Idris added the third in the second half.
After the match, Michael received his third consecutive Man of the Match award.
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Reacting to Michael’s Man of the Match the left-back’s academy in Kaduna Simoiben Futball Club, owned by Eagles star Simon, wrote on Twitter:“Two goals and a third consecutive man of the match award for Emmanuel Michael.Congratulations to the team for qualifying for the final and also U17 AFCON🇳🇬.”
And reacting to Simoiben Futball Club, Simon wrote on his Twitter handle:“Congratulations boy, super proud of you and the team 🇳🇬🦅.”
The Eaglets will take on Burkina Faso in the final on Friday while Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire will tackle each other in the third-place match.
Both the Eaglets and Burkina Faso have qualified for the 2023 U-17 Cup of Nations in Algeria.
By James Agberebi
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