Golden Eaglets’ campaign for a sixth world title in Brazil came to an end with a 3-1 loss to the Netherlands early on Wednesday morning to the chagrin of football fans across the country.
Ajax young forward Sontje Hansen netted a hat-trick to propel the Netherlands past Nigeria 3-1 and into the quarter-finals at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019™.
The five-time world champions showed frailty in defence and lack of coordination and cutting edge in attack throughout the tournament, scoring nine goals and conceding another nine in four matches.
Coach Manu Garba’s boys, having lost to Australia in their last group match, once again came up short against the Netherlands to crash out of the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup.
Fans took to social media site Twitter to voice out their frustration.
Yoruba people used to say “ Ogbon ju agbara lo “ which means Wisdom thrive better than strength… The Nigeria 🇳🇬 #GoldenEaglet played with power, running and grit, while The Netherlands 🇳🇱 played with their brain 🧠… Meanwhile, this man has been warning us ever since 👇👇👇 pic.twitter.com/bKZRPuURtX
— 🌟 🇳🇬 Elder Stateman ( MFR ) (@Derek74399105) November 6, 2019
It's high time EFCC carryout their duty diligently. They should touch lite NFF because they are the real yahoo yahoo. Bribe taking and name substitute for highest bidder. They went to Brazil🇧🇷to tarnish our record. Four games ⚽2 win. Shio! #NEDNIG #U17WC. Oh my fuel 😭😭😭
— Ajibola James☀️ (@oluwajames10) November 6, 2019
No Diff btw Unai Emery, Ole and Valverde and the Nigeria Under17 team Coach #NGANED
— King Henry – #PO2023 (@Christen_HenryX) November 5, 2019
This Nigerian team doesn't have a defender, just 10 strikers and a goalkeeper #NGANED
— Vision (@Vision_lifee) November 5, 2019
.@thenff, come on #GoldenEaglets, our defensive frailties still shows in the #U17WC round of 16. No improvement since the group stages! This is really disappointing cos I thought we could go all the way or get to SFs. 😡😡😡😡😡😡
Poor performance!!! #Nigeria #NGANED
— Mr. Gabriel Owolabi 👨🏾🏫 (@GabrielOwolabi_) November 6, 2019
The Kings of Comebacks – Golden Eaglets – were the Kings of Letdowns in disguise.
I'm not saying dis becos dey lost but dis is the worst Nigeria u17 ever.
— 80sJonero (@joneroofficial) November 6, 2019
— CalabarMade (@OkonRomeo) November 6, 2019