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Flying Eagles Back In Nigeria After U-20 AFCON Campaign

Flying Eagles Back In Nigeria  After U-20  AFCON Campaign

Nigeria’s Flying Eagles are back in the country after participating at the 2023 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations in Egypt.

The Flying Eagles clinched the bronze medal after beating Tunisia 4-0 in the third-place match on Friday, March 8 at the Cairo International Stadium.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) put up a video of the players at the airport on Twitter along with a welcoming message.

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Senegal won the 2023 U-20 AFCON after defeating Gambia 2-0 in the final on Saturday March 9 at the Cairo International Stadium.

The Flying Eagles won the Fair Play award at the tournament.

The Nigerian U-20 football team alongside all the other three semi-finalists qualified automatically for the 2023 U-20 FIFA World Cup in Indonesia which will hold between May 20 and June 11.

By Toju Sote

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  • Something in me is (very) proud of what Bosso’s boys achieved in Egypt. Personally, I think Bosso shoots himself in the foot because he has it in him to coach the Flying Eagles to greatness if only he assembles team with greater quality in depth.

    Imagine, the 2 best Under 20 teams in Africa (Senegal and Gambia) only managed to defeat the Flying Eagles by the skin of their teeth on a “smash-and-grab” basis. The much hyped Uganda fell to Bosso’s sword. If he can plug certain areas of the team with technically grounded players, then quarter finals or Bronze medals (at least) awaits them in Indonesia.

    Well done to these lads, they were well conditioned athletes who pushed themselves to the peak of their abilities which is commendable. But guts and determination are no substitute for class and finesse.

    Indonesia, here we come. 🙂

  • Collins Id 1 year ago

    Thank you Deo that is well deserve accolade from a real patrotic eagle that you are.
    I love this team, they qualified for wcup which is the real coco. they have a verry good defense goal keeper and midfield is solid with daga return, bosso need to drop 5 players, arminu no 10 should go and farm, the two strikers no 9 17 including no 19 aďams should all be replaced by real flying eagles, those guys are flying kpekpeye,

    Players that should stay
    Three goakeepers, the owl defenders including wing backs should stay. the owl midfielders eccept adams and arminu, in attack only ibeji, sunday jude, and sarki if inproved on final balls, the rest should be replaced

  • mercy 1 year ago

    The FE team needs at least six good new players. Two strikers, two wingers and two midfielders. From the rave review I heard, Ebenezer Akinsanmiro and Victor Eletu if invited might fix the creativity missing in the team midfield.

  • mikee 1 year ago

    This was not a team to write home about, they were very lucky. They beat Uganda through an own goal, and defeated a Tunisian team that just crumble at the end. They could not string two passes together without loosing the ball, the strikers were worthless. To loose to a team like Gambia that a delta state selected side can defeat is a big shame. If they do not overhaul the team they would be embarrassed in Indonesia.

    • EZOMO 1 year ago

      Apply for the job na, after all u just highlighted the team’s problem now nd tell me anyone in this world that does not need element of luck in his life , probably maybe u , even the Argentines were lucky for not conceding a goal at the last second of the match in the final

    • EZOMO 1 year ago

      Una go come here open mouth dey talk, not even a way forward after securing a world cup ticket, just total condemnation as if u can one tent of wat the coaches did, go apply for the job na of at all u even hv the requirements

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