Manu Garba’s team will not be defending their world title after bowing to the Baby Menas in Niamey on Saturday
Nigeria bowed 3-1 to Niger Republic in Saturday’s second leg, second round U17 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
Having won 1-0 in the first leg, Manu Garba’s boys needed at least a draw to progress to the third round of qualifier but they were unable to do their part as they fell to the Menas.
With this defeat, the Golden Eaglet will not be qualifying for the 2017 U17 Africa Cup of Nations billed for Madagascar which serves as qualifiers for the Fifa U17 World Cup in India.
Nigeria are reigning world champions having won the 2015 edition staged in Chile.
And for the first time in the history, Nigeria will be missing out of Afcon, U20 Afcon and U17 Afcon.