Saturday Aug 20, 2016. 20:42
Little Niger Saturday sent five-time world champions Golden Eaglets of Nigeria packing from the 2017 U17 AFCON after they won 3-1 at home to go through to the next round of the competition 3-2 on aggregate.
Nigeria won the first leg 1-0 in Abuja a fortnight ago, but they were not able to withstand their inspired hosts on Saturday in Niamey.
Niger will now face the winners of the qualifier between Gabon and Algeria for a place in the tournament proper in Madagascar next year.
The Eaglets first-team were decimated days to the first game in Nigeria after a staggering 26 players failed an age test supervised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).