Golden Eaglets midfielder Akinkunmi Amoo has been named man of the match in the side’s 5-4 win against hosts Tanzania in the opening game of the 2019 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations at the National Stadium, Dar es Salaam on Sunday.
Amoo was recognised for his superb display in the thrilling encounter which saw the Golden Eaglets surrendered a two-goal lead before eventually winning the contest.
The youngster grabbed two assists and hit the back of the net once in the game.
He had a hand in Nigeria’s opening goal scored by Olatomi Olaniyan and teed up Wisdom Ubani for the second.
The Sidos FC player then scored the Golden Eaglets third goal in the 37th minute. He dribbled past Tanzania goalkeeper Abdallah Yahya before firing the ball into an empty net.
The talented midfielder was replaced by Divine Nwachukwu in stoppage time.
The Golden Eaglets will take on Angola in their next game on Wednesday at the National Stadium, Dar es Salaam.