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Flying Eagles in a massive 10-0 victory

19 December 2014, 19:29Israel Ojoko

Kaduna - Nigeria U20s recorded yet another big win against Nigeria Nationwide side Highlanders of Kaduna when they trounced them 10-0 in a final test game on Friday before they broke for the Christmas holidays.

Skipper Musa Muhammed and Samuel Mathias scored a brace each with six other players on the scoresheet - Mustapha Abdullahi, Billy Auta, Nafiu Kabuga, Akinjide Idowu, Israel Emmanuel and Jacob Njoku

Both teams also missed a penalty each with a Highlanders player sent off after 59 minutes.

The rampant Flying Eagles also hit the cross bar thrice.

But it was Highlanders who first stunned their opponents after just five minutes of action when they struck the crossbar.

The Nigeria U20s then took over the attacking initiative thereafter with Ifeanyi Matthew left-footed shot just missing narrowly, before Mathias opened scoring after eight minutes.

Also read: Flying Eagles win another friendly

Musa Muhammed doubled the lead of the Flying Eagles in the 20th minute off a low cross by fellow fullback Mustapha Abdullahi.

Billy Auta made 3-0 in the 28th minute, before skipper Muhammed again hit target on 50 minutes via a superb free kick.

Mathias netted the Flying Eagles fifth goal after 63 minutes, when he toe-poked his effort home.

Giwa FC goalkeeper Olorunleke Ojo will save a penalty awarded Highlanders in the 78th minute, before fullback Mustapha Abdullahi continued his rich vein of form in front of goal with a sixth goal for the Nigeria U20s when he capitalised on a defensive blunder.

In 85th minute, Abdullahi Alfa missed a penalty after the goalkeeper fouled a goal-bound Mathias.

There were also late goals by Kabuga, Israel Emmanuel, Akinjide Idowu and FC Porto midfielder Jacob Njoku.

The Flying Eagles will now regroup for a second phase of training camp on December 27.

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