Tournament revelation, Etebo opened scoring from the spot after he was brought down by an Algerian defender in the box. Algeria equalized before half time courtesy and own goal from a Nigerian defender but Etebo restored the lead in the second half with a solo run and a perfect finish to make the scores 2 – 1. Algeria however wasted an opportunity to get back into the game after wasting a golden chance from the spot.
Special attention was on Victor Osimhen Nigeria U-17 goal scoring prodigy who starred in tonight’s finals. Victor Osimhen has now won two gold medals in a matter of weeks.
Nigeria will represent Africa alongside Algeria and Senegal in the football event of the Rio Olympics next year.