Dakar - Nigeria displayed grit to defeat a spirited Congo 4-1 on Wednesday in their second game at the ongoing Africa U20 championship in Senegal, Supersport reports.
The win means Nigeria has now qualified for this year’s Fifa U-20 World Cup which begins on May 30 in New Zealand.
The Flying Eagles started in brisk fashion and almost opened the scoring after just three minutes at Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor, Dakar.
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Nigeria captain, Musa Muhammed stormed down the right and delivered a dangerous cross which was deflected towards a grateful Pavelh Ndzila in goal for the Congolese.
The Flying Eagles did not have to wait too long to celebrate their first goal though as Ifeanyi Matthew latched on a Bernard Bulbwa pass to slot home past Ndzila on five minutes.
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