Flying Eagles return to Nigeria, start preparation for World Cup

The Flying Eagles returned to Nigeria on Monday

U-20 AFCON Flying Eagles return to Nigeria, start preparation for World Cup

Hassan Abdulsalam 15:04 - 13.03.2023
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.

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The Flying Eagles won their first medal at the U-20 AFCON since 2015

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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.

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Nigeria's Flying Eagles finish their U-20 AFCON campaign with bronze Flying Eagles

“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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