Flying Eagles

By Obaloluwa Joshua, LAGOS

Nigeria’s U-20 side, the Flying Eagles thrashed Paul E Sports Academy 5-0 in a friendly encounter at the Goal Project Football Pitch on Thursday, reports PNO Sports.

Ladan Bosso’s side, who are preparing for next year’s Africa U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, dominated this test game and were hardly troubled by their opponents.

Lively winger Emmanuel Justine opened scoring for the Flying Eagles in the 10th  minute, before Ekpenyong Emmanuel doubled the lead with a powerful shot on 37 minutes.

Energetic striker Obiakor Ifesinachi made it 3-0 in the 65th minute with an assist by Abdulrahamn Adam, before the substitute got his brace in the 71st minute.

Another substitute Gbadamosi Umar, increased the margin to 5-0 with 10 minutes left on the clock.

The  U-20 AFCON will be staged in Egypt from February 18 to March 12,  2023.

The top four teams in the competition will represent Africa at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Indonesia.