The Golden Eaglets defeated their counterpart from Niger 1-0 in a CAF U17 Championship qualifier played in Abuja on Saturday.
Alagbe Oluwatobiloba’s goal in the 2nd minute of the encounter was enough to seal a first leg victory for a depleted Nigerian side, who most of the first team players reportedly failed MRI test.
It is no doubt the MRI trouble affected the team as they are known to scoring more than one goal in games.
The Manu Garba handled team secured a 4-0 win in a test game against Super Lions of Suleja in Abuja on July 27. They also beat P-Sport Academy 3-0 at the NFF\FIFAGoal Project pitch a week earlier in a tune up match.
The return leg will be played in a fortnight in Niamey.