Flying Eagles, Colombia share spoils in warm-up game

Published on: 17 May 2023

The warm-up game between the Flying Eagles of Nigeria and Colombia U20 team ended in a 3-all draw, can report.

Nigeria who are in a relatively tough group D for the 2023 U20 World Cup in Argentina will face Dominican Republic, Italy and Brazil at the tournament proper.

In their bid to get ready for the tournament arrived Argentina weeks back and have played a couple of tune-up games, one of which ended 3-3 against Colombia on Tuesday.

Colombia were in front through am Owngoal shortly after kickoff but Jude Sunday restored parity with a fine effort.

The Colombians scored two more in the second half but Nigeria responded through Mohammed Beji and Emmanuel Umeh to end the game in a draw.

The team will depart Buenos Aires for Mendoza in few days time as they prepare to kick-off their world cup campaign.


By Oluwayemi Omolagba