U-17 AFCON: Lawali, an Eaglets defender, says victory over Zambia was difficult.

Yahaya Lawali, a Golden Eaglets defender, admitted that Zambia made things difficult for his team in their opening game at the 2023 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations.

Favour Both teams were separated in the 74th minute by Daniel's strike at the Stade Mohamed Hamlaoui in Constantine.

The Eaglets dominated the game, but the Young Chipolopolo created their own opportunities.

Ian Bakala’s side also came close to snatching a point late on but failed to utilise the chance.

Lawali, who was named Man of the Match after the game, reckoned the Zambians were a tough nut to crack for the Golden Eaglets.

“It was a really tough game because Zambia is a good side. The little details gave us a win today. We scored when it mattered most and we defended well. It has given us motivation for the next game,” Lawali told a press conference after the game.

The Nigerian boys will face Group B leaders Morocco in their next game in Constantine on Wednesday.

The Moroccans defeated South Africa 2-0 in their first game on Sunday night.

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