African Youth Championship! Flying Eagles Reach Third Round
Nigeria U20 side, the Flying Eagles sealed it place in the round 3 of the African Youth Championship qualifiers courtesy of a 1-0 win over their Guinea Bissau counterparts at the UJ Esuene Stadium on Sunday. Young forward Adamu Alhassan grabbed the goal from the penalty spot for hosts who sealed their place in the final round with a 3-2 win on aggregate.
Wasiu Alalade who bagged two goals in the first leg game in Bissau missed an early chance for the Flying Eagles. In the 22nd minute, Alalade will go on to miss another opportunity. He beat his marker but dragged his effort wide.
The away side had two chances to score but they were repelled by the Paul Aigbogun tutored lads. First half of the game ended goalless in Calabar. The Flying Eagles came out in full force in the second stanza, attacking with intent.
They rewarded when Alalade was fouled in the box in the 56th minute. Up stepped Alhassan who scored the spot kick with aplomb. With the away team seeking to level matters, the home side resorted to a tactical approach to project their lead and sealed their place in the next round.