Football-loving Nigerians woke up to the sad news that Holland had eliminated Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets as a result of the 3-1 defeat at the on-going FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil.
Golden Eaglets were undone by their habit of conceding first in their matches so far, achieving this thrice in four games.
Nigerians had hoped the team having produced the most wins in the competition with 5 would continue dominating the tournament in 2019.
Sontje Hansen made sure this was impossible with an impressive hat-trick (a brace in the first half and a second half penalty).
The natural order of events for the Nigerian Football Federation now, must be promoting the boys to help them achieve a successful football career.
Though very energetic and mobile, they lacked technically in the area of ball possession and finishing even with an average of at least a goal in four games played.
Olakunle Olusegun scored to pull Nigeria level in the twelfth minute through an Akinkunmi Amoo assist only to concede a second goal inside fifteen minutes.
Hansen netted as early as 4 minutes for Oranje clearly high off a 4-0 win previously, over the USA.
He ensured the victory for Europe’s renowned powerhouse of youth players with a Penalty 10 minutes from time.
Holland will next play the winner of the meeting between South American rivals Paraguay and Argentina on Friday.