AYC: Nigeria U-20 through to World Cup

The Flying Eagles will be one of the four African representatives to the World Cup.

Saturday’s 3-1 victory recorded by Nigeria’s Flying Eagles over their DR Congo counterparts did not only see them qualify for the semi final of the ongoing Africa Youth Championship, it has also secured a World Cup ticket for the John Obuh coached side.

After a nervy start to their title defence with a defeat in the hands of the Junior Eagles of Mali, the Flying Eagles finally got their act together with Saturday’s 3-1 victory which has confirmed them as one of the four African representatives at the World Cup Championships billed for Turkey.

Skipper, Aduljeleel Ajagun got the Eagles flying as he converted the penalty kick gifted Nigeria just after the half hour mark. Then, a double from Wikki Tourist rookie, Aminu Umar, made it three for Nigeria.

The Flying Eagles will now face Egypt in the semi final.

Incidentally, both teams have sized themselves up in a double-header friendly in which Nigeria won one and drew the other.


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