- Flying Eagles of Nigeria were forced to 0-0 draw by South Africa on Tuesday evening, February 5
- It was in their second Group game at the ongoing under 20 African Cup of Nations
- Eagles will need to avoid defeat in their last Group A game against the host nation to qualify out of the group and book a place at the World Cup
Flying Eagles of Nigeria were on Tuesday evening, February 5, forced to a goalless draw by South Africa in their second match at the U20 African Cup of Nations championship.
Eagles went into this match with high spirit and boosted morale after beating Burundi in their first game, but they met more determined South African side who could have won the tie.
South Africa got the first chance to score in the 11th minute when the duo of Blom and Phewa combined well to set up Monyane, but he was unable to beat Nigerian goalie Olawale Oremade.
Three minutes later, the Flying Eagles also had the chance when Afeez Aremu delivered a superb pass inside the six yard box which was missed by Yahaya Nazifi.
The first half however ended with no goal scored between Nigeria Under 20 team and South Africa.
Coach Paul Aiyegbogun changed his style in the second half to more attacking side, but his wards were still unable to break the defense of the South Africans.
The match eventually ended 0-0 between Nigeria and South Africa, but the Flying Eagles are still topping Group A with 4 points after two games.
What this means is that Nigeria must beat Niger or avoid defeat in their final Group game for them to have the chance of qualifying for the semifinal and also U20 World Cup in Poland.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how 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.
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