U-23 AFCON : Nigeria Beats Sudan 5-0 To Qualify For Egypt


Nigeria’s Olympic team, Tuesday trashed Sudan 5-0 in the last leg of the 2019 Egypt U-23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, Ogatv reports.

Nigeria went into the match needing at least two unreplied goals to cancel their 0-1 loss to the Sudanese in the first leg on Thursday.

Parading her array of foreign based professionals, the Olympic team established themselves in the match from the blast of the whistle dominating proceedings at the near empty Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.

Taiwo Awoniyi opened the flood gate of goals on the 8th minute while Ndifreke Effiong increased the tally on the dot of 27th minute with a superb header.

The Akwa United attacker scored his second in the evening on the half time mark as the team went to the break with three goals in their kitty.

Substitute Sunday Faleye scored the 4th goal with his first touch of the ball in the 67th goal to bring the score line to 4-0.

2019 NPFL top scorer, Ibrahim Sunusi rounded up the scoreline at 71st minute of the encounter to send the Sudanese home empty handed.

The 5-0 score line thus brought the aggregate score to 5-1 for the Imama Amakpakabo the needed win.

With this win, Nigeria has become the third nation after Zambia and host Egypt, to qualify for the 2019 Egypt U-23 AFCON which holds in November this year.

Nigeria is the defending champions of the tournament. The two finalists of the tournament will represent Africa at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.


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