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Nigeria won the Fifa U17 World Cup in 2013 (photo: Getty Images)

Following their embarrassing defeat to Burkina Faso in the African U-17 Cup of Nations, Nigeria U17 walloped Cote d’Ivoire 5-1 on Thursday evening.

The Eaglets hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals of the qualifiers was hanging in the balance after losing 3-2 to the Burkinabes in their first match, but Goals from Olakunle Olusegun, Olatomi Olaniyan, Hassan Hussain, Oluwatimilehin Adeniyi and Akinwunmi Amoo handed the five-time world champions a comprehensive win inside Stade Général Seyni Kountché, Niamey.

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the Nigerian boys did not waste time before cruising to a 2-0 lead through Olusegun and Olaniyan.

Manu Garba’s boys raced to a four-goal lead courtesy of Hussain and Adeniyi before the half time break.

In the second half, Amoo extended Nigeria’s lead from the penalty spot before Olivier D ‘Avila Junior got the consolation goal.

Garba’s boys are one leg in the semi-final of the 2019 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations qualification and should they emerge as champions of West B Zone, they book a place to Tanzania 2019.