Flying Eagles hold Niger Republic 0-0 in friendly

Nigeria’s nationwide U-20 males’s soccer group, the Flying Eagles on Friday performed a 0-0 draw with Niger Republic in a pleasant match.

The sport performed in Niamey was the group’s first worldwide pleasant because the group intensify preparation for the WAFU B U-20 event slated for Niger Republic in Could.

The Ladan Bosso tutored boys began the match brightly however did not take their probabilities in entrance of the aim.

Within the second half, the Nigeriens piled up the strain however had been repelled by Nigerian defence marshalled by captain Oluwatosin Adegbite and the composed Nathaniel Nwosu in aim who made some sensible saves.

Bosso ringed the adjustments afterward within the sport with many of the midfielders and forwards being substituted however nonetheless with no aim.

The coach, after the match assured that the group will appropriate a number of the errors noticed, particularly its ending.

The group would play one other build-up sport on Monday earlier than the graduation of the competitors which runs from Could 7 to Could 20 in Niamey.

The Flying Eagles beginning lineup within the match embody Nathaniel Nwosu, Njoku Augustine, Abubakar Babaji, Daniel Daga, Oluwatosin Adegbite, Bolu Sholumade, Lekan Oyedele, Tolulope Ojo, Aminu Muhammed, Hilary Albert, and Adams Olubi.

The Information Company of Nigeria stories that the group had earlier performed some native friendlies in Abuja earlier than touring to Niamey on Thursday.

The Flying Eagles, seven-time African champions, are in Group B alongside perennial rivals Ghana and Burkina Faso.

Hosts, Niger Republic, Cote d’Ivoire, Togo, and Benin Republic would do battle in Group A.

The highest two groups from every group will progress to the semi-finals of the competitors and solely the 2 finalists would qualify for the 2023 U-20 AFCON in Egypt.


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