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

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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