Golden Eaglets Ibraheem Jabaar won the man of the match award in the Nigerian team’s 1-1 draw against Uganda at the Chamazi Stadium – a Group A match of the ongoing 2019 U-17 AFCON in Tanzania, Mbagala on Saturday, Completesports.com reports.
Jabaar scored the equalising goal for Nigeria in the 73rd minute firing home beyond Uganda goalkeeper Jack Komakech after receiving a delightful pass from captain of the side Samson Tijani.
Substitute Alou John had put the Ugandans ahead four minutes earlier in the game.
He is the third Nigerian player to win a man-of-the-match award in the competition after Akinwunmi Amoo and Tijani picked the honour in Eaglets’ previous two games against hosts Tanzania and Angola respectively.
The draw against the Ugandans ensured the Golden Eaglets booked their place in the semi-finals and secured a 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup spot.
Manu Garba’s lads finished top of Group A with seven points from three games. Angola came second in the group with six points having defeated Tanzania 4-2 also on Saturday.
The two – time champions will face the second placed team in Group B in the semi-final on Wednesday at the National Stadium, Dar es Salaam.
By Adeboye Amosu