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Flying Eagles pummel Abuja College

23 April 2014, 17:20Israel Ojoko

Abuja - Nigeria U20 team defeated Abuja Football College 3-0 in a test match played at the FIFA Goal Project in Abuja on Wednesday.

The Flying Eagles took the lead as early as the third minute through team leading scorer Alhassan Ibrahim aka Muazam, when he fired home from a very tight angle.

Thereafter there were also chances for Kelechi Iheanacho, Sulaiman Abdullahi and Abdullahi Alfa, but they failed to take it.

Two minutes from half time, Ifeanyi Matthew doubled the Flying Eagles advantage when he picked his spot and fired home a low shot from outside the goal area.

After the interval, Abuja College piled on the pressure to reduce the deficit but the Flying Eagles defence led by Wilfred Ndidi held out.

Ndidi will score a third goal for the Nigeria U20s in the 63rd minute when he drove through the opposing defence before he shot his effort home.

Midfielder Ifeanyi Matthew was sent off in the 74th minute for retaliation.

Substitute Anthony Omaka then had a chance to score a fourth goal for the Flying Eagles in the 77th minute but he shot wide off target from deep inside the box when it would have been much easier to score.

David Okereke then had two chances in the closing moments to hit target for the Flying Eagles against his academy, but fired wide in the first instance and then was denied by the goalkeeper at point-blank range thereafter.

Flying Eagles XI vs Abuja College

Joshua Enaholo – Musa Muhammed (Ifeanyi Nweke 87), Mustapha Abdullahi, Wilfred Ndidi, Zaharadeen Bello (Izu Omego 75) – Abdullahi Alfa, Ifeanyi Matthew (Antony Omaka 72, Akinjide Idowu, Kelechi Iheanacho (Musa Yahaya 46) – Alhassan Ibrahim ‘Muazam’ (David Okereke 72), Sulaiman Abdullahi (Abubakar Lawal 46, Mathias Samuel 87).

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