AFCON U-20: Flying Eagles fly over junior Carthage Eagles

Published on: 10 March 2023

Nigeria Flying Eagles were victors against the Junior Eagles of Tunisia in the third place match in the African Cup of Nations, AFCON U-20 in Cairo, Egypt on Friday, reports.

The Nigerian boys mauled the Tunisians by four goals to nil after a much better display by the Ladan Bosso team.

Ibrahim Muhammad opened the score for Nigeria in the 9th minute to unease a rather uninspiring Nigerian team at the early stages of the game.

In the 35th minute, Tunisia scored to restore parity but it was rules out by the VAR for an offside giving the Nigerian team the advantage at the end of the first half.

In the second half, two quick goals from Ahmad Abdullahi and Jude Sunday put Flying Eagles in the driving seat to take the day as they scored in the 46th and 48th minutes respectively.

Jude Sunday consolidated victory for the seven-time champions with his second of the day and his team's fourth and seal the win.

The win means Nigeria has now won the bronze medal of the African Cup of Nations, AFCON U-20 six times.


By Uche Dozie