The Golden Eaglets bounced back emphatically from their opening day defeat to Burkina Faso.
The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria defeated their counterparts from Cote d’Ivoire 5-1 in their second group game on the ongoing 2018 WAFU Zone B U-17 AFCON qualifiers on Thursday, September 6.
The Golden Eaglets were under pressure to get all three points from their second group game of the competition after a narrow 3-2 loss to Burkina Faso in their opener.
The team responded as they rushed out of the blocks to establish an early two goal lead as early as the 13th minute.
The 20-man squad lead by Manu Garba were relentless against their opponents as they continued the onslaught with another two quick goals in the 24th and 26th minute of the encounter.
The Golden Eaglets ended the half with a four goal cushion after another goal in the 35th minute.
Upon resumption from the half time break the Golden Eaglets were in search of more goals which could eventually determine the countries that progress to the next stage from the group.
The Golden Eaglets scored their fifth from the penalty spot in the 56th minute, Samson Tijani and Olakunle Olusegun among the chief tormentors for the Nigerian side.
The Ivorian struck back with a goal in the 68th minute of the encounter.
The WAFU Zone B U-17 AFCON qualifiers is hosted by Niger Republic and the Golden Eaglets and with a high scoring victory in their second encounter they must pick up all three points in their last group game against Benin Republic on Sunday, August 9.