FLYING Eagles coach Emmanuel
Amuneke has praised hosts
Burundi for giving his team a good
test in an U20 AFCON qualifier in
Bujumbura on Saturday.
Nigeria won the game 1-0 and
will host the reverse fixture in
Calabar on June 11.
Amuneke remarked after the
game that he was impressed with
the performance of his boys, but
praised the host team for giving
Nigeria a good test.
Kingsley Michael, Samuel
Chukwueze and captain Kelechi
Nwakali all came close to putting
Nigeria in the lead in the first half,
but failed.
Defensive midfielder Chukwudi
Agor scored the match’s only
goal in the 68th minute as the
Flying Eagles, made up largely
of last year’s FIFA U-17 World
Cup champions, dominated in all
The second half belonged to the
Flying Eagles.
Nwakali and Chukwueze
were impressive with some neat
dribbles and runs and their efforts
finally paid off as Chukwudi Agor
capitalised on good work by the
duo and sold a dummy before
unleashing a grounder from the
edge of the box that sailed into the
opponents’ net for the only goal of
the match.
The scoreline stood that way
at full time and gave the few
Nigerians present at the stadium
cause to celebrate.The team are
back in Nigeria today

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