Dakar - Nigeria’s Flying Eagles will go into the second group game against Congo with a win behind their minds as that will qualify them for the Fifa Under-20 World Cup in New Zealand later in the year, Supersport reports.
The Garba Manu tutored side beat hosts Senegal 3-1 to nick the three points at stake and improve chances of qualifying for the world event.
A brace from Taiwo Awoniyi and a beautiful strike by midfielder Ifeanyi Matthew set the tone for the victory as Alhassane Sarr grabbed Senegal’s only goal of the game.
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Coach Garba Manu has promised a much improved Flying Eagles side when they meet Congo on Wednesday at the Stade Leopold Senghor in Dakar.
Nigeria sit on top of the group with three points from one game ahead of Congo and the Ivory Coast who played out a 1-1 draw in the other match in the group. A win on Wednesday will mean the Flying Eagles have one leg in towards New Zealand 2015
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