Flying Eagles qualify for AFCON, Thrash Mauritania 5-0

Flying Eagles qualify for AFCON, Thrash Mauritania 5-0

Nigeria has qualified for the 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations [AFCON]by defeating  Mauritania by 5-0 and 6-1 on aggregate.

Wasiu Alalade put Nigeria in front after 11 minutes, after the Winger threw away a gifted chance to score earlier.

Nazifi Yahaya doubled the lead on 33 minutes and then made it 3-0 a minute after the second half began when he headed home off a corner.

Aniekeme Asuquo scored the Eagles’ fourth goal before Afeez Aremu completed the routing in the 87th minute with a fifth goal from the penalty spot after a goal-bound attacker was brought down inside the box.

Nigeria failed to qualify for the last edition, but remain the most successful team in the competition.

The 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations kicks off February 24, 2019, in Niger.

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

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