Nigeria 1-0 Senegal: Flying Eagles Lift CAF U20 Trophy

Nigeria 1-0 Senegal: Flying Eagles Lift
CAF U20 Trophy

The Flying Eagles of Nigeria on Sunday
defeated Senegal 1-0 to win the 19th CAF
U20 Youth Championship.
Manu Garba’s team never looked in
danger of being second best and they
confirmed their class in the 18th minute
when Bernard Bulbwa swivelled after
collecting the ball in flight with his
stretched leg, and fired a thunderous
volley which beats keeper Sai of Senegal.
Senegal almost equalised two minutes
later. Siddy Saar’s skill and prodding legs
almost got his Senegal side an equaliser.
A freekick went to Senegal. Siddy Saar
expected an assist from teammate but he
went for glory. Obinna Nwobodo was then
fouled and stretched out.
Senegal had their fair shots of the ball
possession but the Eagles repelled several
attacks by the Senegal side whose crowd
supported them even when the goal failed
to come.
The Eagles held on to claim victory.
Ghana’s Yaw Yeboah was voted the
Orange Man-of-the- Tournament.
Ghana had beaten Mali 3-1 in the third
place game.


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