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FIFA U-17: Golden Eaglets begin campaign for sixth title with win over Hungary

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The Golden Eaglets have kicked off their 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup campaign, gunning for their sixth title, with a 4-2 victory over Hungary on Saturday night.

The Manu Garba team fought back twice to secure the win in their opening Group B game at the U-17 World Cup in Brazil.

At half time, team Nigeria were trailing 2-1 but came back in the second half to seal the victory with two goals in two minutes and nother late on.

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Captain of the side, Samson Tijani got a brace with Usman Ibraheem and Oluwatimilehin Adeniyi netting the other goals, while George Komaromi and Samuel Major were on target for Hungary.

Hungary opened the scoring in the 4th minute through Komaromi , before a penalty awarded in the 19th minute after Wisdom Ubani was fouled inside the box, saw Tijani levelling up.

Hungary got ahead again on the half-hour mark through Major and stayed in the lead at halftime. But the Ibraheem and Adeniyi scored in the 79th and 81st minutes respectively to put Nigeria ahead for the first time in the game.

Tijani then put the game beyond the Europeans with a sublime free-kick five minutes from time and sealed the win.

The Eaglets will face Ecuador in their next game on Tuesday at the same venue Estadio Olimpico, Goiania.

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