The Flying Eagles defeated Tunisia to win the bronze medal in Egypt.
The Flying Eagles have returned to Nigeria after winning the bronze medal at the 2023 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Ladan Bosso's boys defeated Tunisia's Young Carthage Eagles 4-0 at the Cairo International Stadium.
Tunisia, Nigeria, Senegal, and The Gambia will represent Africa at the FIFA U-20 World Cup later this year.
Sports Minister Commends Flying Eagles
The Sports Minister, Sunday Dare has commended the Flying Eagles for their performance in Egypt.
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He admonished the team to learn from the mistakes they made in Egypt.
“bronze medal as better than nothing, charged the team to imbibe the lessons learned at the tournament as they prepare for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Indonesia in May.
“We were disappointed we couldn’t play in the final or win this competition as we planned to but this convincing victory over Tunisia has redeemed the pain we felt last Monday after the Gambia game,” he said.
Solomon Agbalaka and Augustine Njoku made it into the tournament’s best XI, as Flying Eagles also claimed the Fair Play award.
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Saturday's final saw Senegal defeat Gambia to win their first-ever U-20 AFCON title, while Nigeria wrapped up the tournament as the third-best team.
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Picking bronze in Egypt means that Nigeria have now finished third on four occasions, at the Africa U-20 level.
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With the third place now concluded, attention will now turn to Saturday’s final where Senegal will take on The Gambia.