Kaduna - Nigeria U20 team, the Flying Eagles, on Thursday
stepped up their build-up for their final Africa Youth Championship (AYC)
qualifier against Lesotho in August when they trounced Nigeria National League
side Prisons FC of Abuja 5-0.
The Flying Eagles will host Lesotho on August 16 with the
return leg a fortnight later in Maseru and the overall winners will advance to
the 2015 AYC to be staged by Senegal in March.
Taiwo Awoniyi, fresh from a training stint in Sweden,
grabbed one goal with Ifeanyi Matthew, Sulaiman Abdullahi, Chisom Eze and Segun
Alebiosu also getting on the scoreboard.
The Nigeria U20s opened scoring after 12 minutes from the
penalty spot when Awoniyi was fouled inside the box and Ifeanyi Matthew sent
the goalkeeper the wrong way.
Awoniyi then fired his first goal on 26 minutes, when he
crashed his effort from inside the box into the roof of the net.
The languid striker would have scored again in first half
stoppage time, but he missed an easy chance.
Prisons best chance came in the 53rd minute, when Flying
Eagles goalkeeper Joshua Enaholo parried a goal-bound effort for corner.
In the 69th minute, substitute Sulaiman Abdullahi scored the
Flying Eagles third goal when he lobbed over the Prisons goalkeeper before he
coolly finished off.
Prisons midfielder Ochule Paul was sent off in the 71st
minute for dissent.
Substitutes Chisom Eze and Alebiosu crowned the victory with
well-taken goals in the 73rd and 89th minutes, respectively.
Flying Eagles vs
Joshua Enaholo – Seun Olulayo (Mustapha
Abdullahi 70), Musa Muhammed (Ifeanyi Nweke 83), Wilfred Ndidi (Adebayor
Ademuluwa 83), Zaharadeen Bello (Izu Omego 79) – Ifeanyi Ifeanyi, Ifeanyi
Matthew, Obinna Nwobodo, Bernard Bulbwa (Chisom Eze 64) – Alhassan Ibrahim
‘Mu-azam (Sulaiman Abdullahi 46, Segun Alebiosu 79), Taiwo Awoniyi.
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