Beyond Limits starlets help Future Eagles end Morocco tour on a high with eight-goal thriller

Beyond Limits stars in the Future Eagles.

Beyond Limits starlets help Future Eagles end Morocco tour on a high with eight-goal thriller

Izuchukwu Akawor 01:04 - 28.03.2024

Nigeria U15s prevailed in an eight-goal thriller against Morocco inspired by Beyond Limits starlets.

The Future Eagles produced a scintillating display to defeat Morocco U15s 5-3 in an entertaining friendly on Monday, gaining revenge after a controversial 3-2 loss in the first game between the two sides.

Pulse Sports Nigeria reports that the Nigerian youngsters were in the North African giants for a double-header international friendly, with Beyond Limits stars shining bright.

Star Displays from Arierhi and Adams

Beyond Limits youngster Daniel Arierhi was the star of the show, netting a first-half brace to set Nigeria on their way to victory. 

The striker opened the scoring after just three minutes before Rapha Adams doubled the lead six minutes later.

Nigeria's Future Eagles.
Nigeria's Future Eagles.

Despite Morocco pulling a goal back, Manneh Ebrima quickly restored Nigeria's two-goal cushion only for the Young Atlas Lions to again halve the deficit before the break.

Arierhi and Adams then completed their braces in the second half to seemingly put the game beyond Morocco at 5-2.

The Beyond Limits boys in the Future Eagles.
The Beyond Limits boys in the Future Eagles. (Photo Credit: Beyond Limits/X)

However, the North Africans netted a late consolation to make the final score a respectable 5-3.

Muiz Oladimeji, another starlet from the famous Beyond Limits, was also influential for the Future Eagles, providing two assists in an all-action display from midfield.

Friendly Win on Aggregate

After losing the first meeting 3-2 in controversial circumstances, the Future Eagles prevailed on aggregate over the two friendlies thanks to their high-scoring victory.

The eight-goal thriller will have delighted the Nigerian coaching staff, who saw their talented youngsters showcase an impressive attitude and cutting edge in front of goal.

Games against high-calibre opposition like Morocco provide vital experience at this age level. And the Future Eagles rose to the occasion to gain some measure of revenge.

With players like Arierhi, Adams and Oladimeji impressive, the future looks bright for Nigerian football if this crop can continue their development in the years ahead.

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