Nigeria's Magic Three! 3 Man of the Match Awards, 3 Free kick Goals in 3 Matches for Magic Michael

June, 21 2022.

Golden Eaglets' Emmanuel Michael has yet again picked up the man of the match award at the on-going WAFU B U-17 championship, as Nigeria defeated Cote D'Ivoire 3-1 to book a place in the final of the tournament on Tuesday.


The left back scored two freekick goals to firstly level scores, before firing the Eaglets ahead at the Cape Coast stadium against the Baby Elephants.


The goals represented Emmanuel Michael's third goal in as many games in the championship, as well as his third Man of the Match award in Ghana.


Michael found the back of the net with a freekick from the far end of the box after his well-struck kick went past CIV's goalie to make scores 1-1.


Before the half time whistle, he stepped behind another freekick side by side with Okere, who ran a dummy for Michael to convert the kick with his sweet left foot.


Nduka Ugbade's side scored a third goal to book a ticket in the final of the competion as well as a ticket to Algeria 2023 U17 AFCON.


They will take on either Ghana or Burkina, who will battle it out in the other semi final.

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