The U17 African Youth Championship got underway in Niger on Sunday afternoon, with the hosts starting their campaign with a 2-0 loss to the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria.
Goals from Victor Osimhen and Kelechi Nwakali secured the win for the Nigerians.
While, in the other Group A clash, Guinea needed a solitary strike from Aboubacar Toure to seal a 1-0 win over Zambia.
The tournament is scheduled to run until 1 March 2015 with the Final taking place at the Stade General S.K in Naimey.
Group B consists of South Africa, Cote d'Ivoire, Mali and Cameroon, who will attempt to secure one of four spots at the FIFA U17 World Cup in Chile.
South Africa nation U17 side, Amajimbos, get their AYC journey underway on Monday afternoon with a clash against Cote d'Ivoire.