Eaglets defender Yahaya Lawali relishes AFCON U17 MOTM award

Eaglets defender Yahaya Lawali relishes AFCON U17 MOTM award

Golden Eaglets full-back, Yahaya Lawali, is delighted with Golden Eaglets perfect start to their 2023 U-17 AFCON campaign in Algeria.

Lawali was named the Man of The Match award as Nigeria recorded 1-0 over Zambia in their first game of Group B.

The Mahanaim FC defender was joy to watch all through the game as the held his own against the Zambians.

The youngster was elated after receiving the award at the end of the game.

“I am really delighted and this means a lot to me. Being named Man of The Match in the first game for the team is a massive encouragement,” Lawal told CAF Online.

He added; “This is not my trophy though. It belongs to the team; the coaches, the staff and my teammates. We all worked hard for this.”

The Mahanaim FC defender is expected to keep his place in the squad for the next tie against Morocco.

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