Abuja - Nigeria’s U-20 boys defeated the country’s Olympic
team 2-1 in a friendly match played in Abuja on Thursday evening.
The heart-lifting result has come less than a week to the
U-20 boys’ departure to Burundi for a 2017 CAF U-20 Cup of Nations qualifying
Daniel Etor scored for the Olympics –bound Dream Team in the
22nd minute off a powerfully –struck free –kick, but Funsho Bamgboye, who
scored the last goal of the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile equalized for the
Flying Eagles 10 minutes later.
Victor Osimhen scored the winner for the U-20 side in the
Wolfsburg of Germany striker Osimhen just cannot stop
scoring. The 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup Golden Shoe winner also struck the winner
for the Flying Eagles in their 1-0 defeat over Nigeria National League
campaigners Kaduna United in a test game on Wednesday.
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The Kaduna boys were using the match to test their readiness
for the start of the new football season.
Kaduna United played to their potential from kickoff and
were excellent on the ball, but met a faster and fitter Flying Eagles side who
wasted no time to come to the party. Samuel Chukwueze and Orji Okonkwo piled
constant pressure from the flanks while Victor Osimhen as usual was a constant
threat in attack. The early chances however fell to the visitors whose greatest
undoing was their inability to convert begging chances.
A fluid move from the centre orchestrated by team captain
Kelechi Nwakali found the gangling Victor Osimhen who wasted no time in
slotting a low shot to the far corner beyond the reach of the Kaduna United
On Thursday, the Burundi Football Federation confirmed that
the clash between that country’s U-20 squad and the Flying Eagles will take
place at the Prince Louis Stadium in Bujumbura on Saturday, 21st May, starting
from 3pm Burundi time (1pm Nigeria time).
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