U-17 AFCON: Golden Eaglets defender, Lawali makes group stage Best X1


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.

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