- Flying Eagles of Nigeria defeated Burundi 2-0 on Saturday night, February 2, in their first game at Under 20 AYC
- Ex Kano Pillars striker Nazifi Yahaya and Effiom got the two goals for the Flying Eagles
- Eagles are now topping Group A with three points and they will face South Africa in their next game
Flying Eagles of Nigeria on Saturday night, February 2, began their campaign at the 2019 Under 20 African Cup of Nations championship with a 2-0 win over Burundi.
Eagles were superb from the blast of the whistle till the end of the match and they now began their quest of winning eight U20 African Cup of Nations title.
Nigerian players dominated the match in the first half, but they were unable to get a goal for the first 45 minutes of the encounter.
Their breakthrough finally came in the 54th minute through former Kano Pillars striker Nazifi Yahaya who scored via a powerful header.
The Flying Eagles got their second goal in the 71st minute through Effiom Maxwell for the seven-time African youth champions to win the match 2-0.
Nigeria are now topping Group A as host nation Niger Republic played 1-1 draw with South Africa in the first match of the championship.
Flying Eagles of Nigeria will play their second game in Group A on Tuesday, February 5, while Niger Republic will tackle Burundi.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Flying Eagles of Nigeria were gearing up for their campaign at the 2019 Under-20 African Nations Cup in Niger Republic after winning the championship seven times in history.
Eagles have won the title in 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 2005, 2011 and 2015, but the Nigerian team failed to defend their crown at the last edition of the tournament in Zambia losing against Sudan.
But this time around, the Flying Eagles under experienced former Warri Wolves' gaffer Paul Aigbogun are ready for the championship in Niger.
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