The U17 AFCON continued its second day on Wednesday, May 3 with the group B. Morocco made a great operation by beating Nigeria in the first game of the day (1-0).
Goal sprey between South Africa and Zambia, we saw a crazy match, and a duel of scorers. Beaten during the first day of this CAN U17, the two teams had to react to hope to remain in Algeria. This resulted in a spectacular match and a 3-2 victory of the young Bafana-Bafana.
To arrive at this score, we first had to witness a double by Vicky Mkhawana (12th, 31st) who quickly gave the advantage to the South Africans. In response, a first goal that will surely be around the world so splendid. After a harmless clearance by his defender, the number 11 fought with the Zambian defender. He then turns around and puts a powerful volley with his left foot. After his second goal, Zambia will (finally) enter the game with Emmanuel Mwanza who will also score a double (45th, 48th). It is finally Dokunmu (76th) who will give the victory to South Africa which is back in the race for the quarterfinals of this Competition with 3 points. It is now equal with Nigeria in second place. Zambia is last with 0 point in two games.
— Football Report (@FootballReprt) May 3, 2023
Nigeria too clumsy, Morocco qualified
To dominate is not to win. The assertion fits perfectly to Nigeria which has lost a lot during its match against Morocco. After having conceded the opening of the score from the 2nd minute on an own goal by Ogboji, the Golden Eaglets will storm the Moroccan goals, but without success. Their statistical line is moreover completely staggering with 64% of ball possession, 27 shots for only 4 on target while Morocco has only shot three times on goal, finding the frame only once. Thanks to this insolent success, Morocco is qualified for the quarterfinals of this CAN U17. Nigeria (3 pts) will face South Africa on Saturday, May 6, in a highly anticipated clash.