Kaduna - Nigeria’s U20 team, the Flying Eagles, defeated Ace Academy of Kaduna 3-0 on Wednesday in continuation of their preparation for the 2015 African Youth Championship in Senegal.
Striker Billy Auta, who scored four goals in a 12-0 spanking of Standard FC of Zaria last week, opened scoring for the Flying Eagles mid-way into the first half.
Leftback Mustapha Abdullahi then netted a brace in the second half.
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Ace Academy gave a good account of themselves in a keenly contested match, but again they fell to a more focused and organised opposition.
Flying Eagles goalkeeper Abdallah Sulaiman from Dabo Babes of Kano saved a penalty late on in the game after two-goal hero Abdullahi fouled a goal-bound Ace player.
The Junior Eagles will also play against Highlanders of Kaduna on Friday before going on a week’s break for the Christmas holidays.
The team will resume training camp in Kaduna on December 27 with the foreign-based professionals they called up recently joining up.
The pros will be led by the likes of Manchester City starlets Kelechi Iheanacho, Chidiebere Nwakali and Isaac Success.
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