By Sedara Philip
Golden Eaglets defender, Yahaya Lawali has been named in the Best X1 of the group stages at the ongoing 2023 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations.
Lawali was the only Nigerian player named in the selection compiled by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Technical Study Group (TSG).
The right-back was named Man of the Match in the Golden Eaglets opening two games against Zambia and Morocco.
Nduka Ugbade’s side exited the competition at the quarterfinal stage after losing 2-1 to Burkina Faso in the West African derby.
The two-time champions also failed to qualify for the World Cup following their ouster.
The tournament will enter the semi-final phase on Sunday, with Mali, Senegal, Morocco and Burkina Faso searching for a place in the final.