Flying Eagles Thrash Qatar 0-4 In U-20 World Cup Group D Opener
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By Amaechi Agbo
Flying Eagles of Nigeria Friday thrashed debutants, Qatar 0-4 in the Poland U-20 FIFA World Cup, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.
First half goals from Maxwell Effiom in 12th minute and Henry Offia’s 23rd minute strike ensured that the team’s first half dominance counted.
The Paul Aigbogun led team caged the Asian nation rendering their attacking threats impotent throughout the match.
At the resumption of second half, Flying Eagles sustained the momentum and it was not long before their effort paid of with Manchester City’s starlet, Dele Bashiru increased the tally on the 67th minute.
Aliu Salawudeen ensured that any hope of the Qatarians bouncing back was eradicated when he poked in the fourth goal on the stroke of 74th minute from corner kick to give Nigeria her first U-20 World Cup opening match win since 2013.
Nigeria has not been able to win her opening matches in this competition since losing Nigeria 2-3 Portugal in 2013 and recording 2-4 loss against Brazil in 2015.
Flying Eagles next match is against USA on Monday, May 27, 2019 by 7:30pm Nigeria time