The Golden Eaglets, just like The Merchant of Venice failed to get their “pound of flesh” back as they lost 3-2 to Cote D’Ivoire in the final of the just-concluded Wafu Under 17 championship in Togo.
Fatai Amoo’s team fell to the Ivorians again who initially handed his team a defeat in their opening match last week.
The Young Elephants showed their dominance for most part of the game as they led the Golden Eaglets 3 nil with less than 5 minutes to regulation time.
Ahmed Abdullahi almost reignited scenes from the 2005 UEFA Champions League between AC Milan and Liverpool as he bagged two quick goals for the Golden Eaglets.
Nevertheless, the team left it to late to initiate as the Ivorians held on to their lead firmly till the blast of the final whistle to emerge champions.
Despite losing, the Fatai Amoo’s team will take solace in qualifying for the Under 17 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco later in the year.