AFCON U-20 Qualifiers: Nigeria’s Flying Eagles through to final round
The Nigeria U-20 team, the Flying Eagles, beat their Burundian counterparts 2-1 on Saturday at the U.J Esuene Stadium in Calabar to progress to the final round of the Africa Cup of Nations for U20s.
Having recorded a 1-0 win last term out in the in the first leg in Bujumbura, the Flying Eagles progressed with a 3-1 aggregate score line.
Though many thought that Coach Emmanuel Amuneke’s side will have it easy on Saturday, it was never to be as the visitors put up a resilient defensive display and only caved in the 70th minute when Victor Osimhen scored from the penalty spot.
Victory for the Flying Eagles was virtually sealed in the 80th minute when captain of the team Kelechi Nwakali curled in a beautiful free kick from outside the box to make scores 2-0.
Though Burundi pulled one back, it was too little too late as the Flying Eagles marched on and are now closer to securing their berth at the tournament to be staged in Zambia.
The team will face Sudan in the final phase.
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