The 2023 U17 African Cup of Nations kick-off in Algeria on Sunday for Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets as they played the Junior Chipolopolo of Zambia. Both sides hit the crossbar but Nigerians proved to be the better side as the half ended in a goalless draw. The second half resumed with the Nigeria side still dominating the proceedings but the Zambia forwards were also posing a big threat to the Nigeria defence. Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets laboured hard to beat Zambia 1-0 in the second half of the game. Favour Daniel put Nigeria ahead in the 77th minute after the Zambians failed to clear their line from a goal-mouth scramble.