By Amosu Adeboye
The Golden Eaglets fell 2-1 to Australia in their final Group B game at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil on Friday night.
Noah Botic netted a brace for Australia, while Peter Olawale was on target for the Golden Eaglets.
The Golden Eaglets dominated the opening exchanges but were let down their profligacy in front of goal.
The Australians who struggled to cope with the pace and trickery of Manu Garba’s boys however took the lead against the run of field in the 14th minute with Botic slotting home a perfect cross.
The lead lasted only seven minutes before Olawale restored parity with a fine effort from inside the box.
Botic however converted from the spot in the 54th minute.
The Eaglets top the group with six points despite the loss.