FIFA U-17 World Cup: Debutants Angola Stun New Zealand

Angola's debut match at the FIFA U-17 World Cup™ turned into their first-ever tournament win, 2-1 over New Zealand at the Estadio Bezerrao Saturday night. A sixth-minute goal from Zini invigorated the African side, and they were able to overcome the All Whites' 54th-minute equaliser by forcing an own goal six minutes later
It was a remarkable evening for the Palanquinhas in Brasilia. Their explosive play in wide areas and determination separated them from their competition. Midfielder Zini scored the single goal credited to Angola, while the left-footed Zito – who plays on the right wing – became a nightmare for New Zealand defenders as the match wore on.

In the early Group A match, Hosts Brazil outclass Canada by 4-1.

Angola will face embattled Canada on Tuesday while Brazil will try to be hostile to New Zealand on the pitch.

By Olamide Oyetunji

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