Nigeria’s Flying Eagles are out of the ongoing FIFA U20 World Cup in New Zealand after they were defeated 1-0 by their German counterparts on Thursday.
A solitary strike in the first half was all that was required by the European champions to progress to the last eight where they will face another African opposition in Mali.
African champions, Nigeria, were very poor to say the least on Thursday as they failed to put up a strong challenge in the Round of 16 clash that took place at the Christchurch Stadium, New Zealand.
Levin Oztunali did the damage which ended the ambition of the Coach Manu Garba team, which had hoped to be the second African team to win the FIFA U20 World Cup after Ghana.
Oztunali’s goal came in the 19th minute when Stendera’s pressure on Kingsley Sokari led to him stealing the ball just outside the box of Nigeria.
He found Levin Oztunali at the edge of the box and the grandson of the legendary Uwe Seeler fired a powerful left-footed shot home.
From then Nigeria were left chasing the game and they were far from looking like they will get the equaliser they needed badly.
While Africa saw her four representatives make it to the Round of 16, only Senegal and Mali are left in the quarter finals to carry the hopes of the continent in the final eight.
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