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Flying Eagles Beat Zaria Academy 3-0 In Friendly

Flying Eagles Beat Zaria Academy 3-0 In Friendly

The Flying Eagles defeated Zaria Academy 3-0 in a friendly game in Abuja on Tuesday, reports Completesports.com.

Adewale Oladoye and Chukwubuikem Ikwuemesi scored for the Flying Eagles in the first half.

Chisom Orji extended Ladan Bosso’s side lead after the break.

The Flying Eagles are preparing for the WAFU U-20 Cup of Nations in Benin Republic.

The team is expected to depart for the competition on Friday.

They play their opening qualifying match on Sunday afternoon in Porto Novo against Cote d’Ivoire.

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  • _ Bosso: Ivory Coast and Ghana are a blessing in disguise! _

    At a time when Super Eagles matters have been dominating the Nigerian football conversation space for fans, Ladan Bosso’s Flying Eagles are going about their preparations for the 2020 Under-20 Wafu Cup with ruthless efficiency.

    Just today, they recorded an emphatic 3:0 win against Zaira Academy with Adewale Oladoye aka Patrick Viera grabbing the headlines for one of the goals.

    Prior results have also generated this reassuringly warm glow of satisfaction with results like the 5:0 trouncing of KCG Academy, 4:1 stinging of Scorpion FC, 3:0 spanking of Triple 44 Academy and 4:0 demolition of Horvel Prime Academy (luckily, Prime Academy did not claw their way back into the match to make it 4:4 otherwise Ladan Bosso would have been sacked instantly [Lol]).

    Yet, the true test lies ahead in the WAFU Cup. This weekend, they will lock horns against a formidable foe in the way of Ivory Coast before the eagerly anticipated crucial encounter against noisy neighbours and perennial foes Ghana.

    Surprisingly, coach Bosso appears undaunted.

    My jaw dropped when I was reading an interview the other day on busybuddiesng.com in which the Niger State born coach called what is in essence a group of death a ‘blessing in disguise’!

    “Everybody is going to the tournament to compete for a slot,” said Bosso.

    “We are in the same group with Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire and I believe it is a blessing in disguise. People will look at it as a tough group knowing fully that even the smaller countries are even tougher when it comes to football.” He concluded.

    Well, going by how Sierra Leone drew water from stone in November senior Afcon qualifiers to accumulate 2 respectable points from 2 matches against the mighty Super Eagles of Nigeria, I sort of see where Bosso is coming from by urging caution against so-called smaller teams.

    But I have to say, his confidence is highly commendable for Ghana and Ivory Coast are true heavyweights. Nigeria fans will definitely hold him to it.

    “It’s going to be a good outing – qualify from this group and move to the next group. And when you are used to the terrain, you should be able to, at least, do something that will make everybody happy with you in the country,”: Bosso emphasised fearlessly.

    And happiness is what Nigeria fans want at the moment because resumption of football post-Covid Lockdown has brought little to cheer about largely due to lukewarm results from recent Super Eagles matches.

    As we go into Yuletide season, all eyes are on Bosso and his boys to go the Benin Republic and do the nation proud.

    Players like Israel based Peter Olawale, Kwara United’s Farayo Adewale, 36 Lions Azeez Oseni and Ex-Golden Eaglets star Hassan Hussain have all been in inspired form in recent tune up matches as they helped the team decimate all before them (as the results of warm up matches attest).

    They will now need to carry this scintillating form into the tournament proper.

    “The most important thing is get good preparation and get the mindset of the players very positive.” said Bosso.

    The belated preparations are going well and Bosso’s mindset is positive (which he is hopefully injecting into his boys). What is left now is for the Flying Eagles to go to Benin and bring back the ticket to the 2021 Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations.

  • Proudly 9ja 7 months ago

    @Deo, ur writeup is always great to read. You write like a guy from Africaplay called Zeegee, are u Zeegee? Very matured in his writeup. AY can attest to that.

    I really can’t wait to see how this boys fare against the ivoriens. I hope they go all out for the win while also avoiding defeat. A draw won’t be bad either but a win would be better. As you know the 1st game is always critical in tournaments like this. Bosso so far has been impressive to be honest, although I haven’t seen any of dia games, the fact that he was assigned relatively late for him to be able to raise a team doing relatively well albeit most of dia games were against academy teams bodes well for the team. Wishing the team a very successful campaign beginning tomorrow. Boyz go there and try ur best, that’s all we ask, entertain us and grab one of the tickets. If they do qualify, the 9ja team will be a strong one with the inclusion of Amoo, tijani, Olusegun, Hamzat, Said and others to fight for places in the team.

  • Thank you sir (Proudly 9ja). I also agree with the points projected in your write-up above.

  • Proudly 9ja 7 months ago

    anyone with link to the 9ja u20 game? Couldn’t find anything online.

  • JimmyBall 7 months ago

    Me too… I am trying to look for a link. Can’t just find… that at this day and age NTA is not digital for online viewership to cover this kinds of developmental games which are clearly avenues to honour Nigeria is shame… That country has low IQ leaders honestly.

  • Proudly9ja 7 months ago

    you  are welcome. I will try and live stream the 9ja match if the channel shows it. again my apologies if the channel loops sometimes 

  • Yeboah 7 months ago

    Flying Chickens

  • proudly9ja 7 months ago

    It’s Togo vs Burkina Faso live on 


    If they show the Nigeria vs Ivory Coast I will try to live stream it as well

  • Proudly9ja 7 months ago

    @jimmyball, u are welcome bro. I figured since the Togo vs Burkina Faso game is at the break I decided to provide bonus coverage of the Bayern vs Leipzig just to kill time until the other game resumes

    • JimmyBall 7 months ago

      OK… I can actually stream those games where I am. I was just very keen about Nig vs CIV u-20 Wafu but just checked Google News and saw the game is for tomorrow 4pm Nig time. So let’s keep a date again. I would like to follow it from your stream. More power brother… I really want to see that Ikwuemesi guy leading the line for Flying Eagles and one other Nasarawa united midfielder Hamdala… Wishing them well. Till morrow @Omo 9ja.

      • Proudly9ja 7 months ago

        Good to know , I was under the impression that the 9ja vs Côte dvoire was today. I will see tomorrow if these guys show it. Stay well my broda

  • Proudly 9ja 7 months ago

    For livestreaming of 9ja vs Ivory coast U20 WAFU AFCON Qualifieris tge link


  • I can’t follow o

  • JimmyBall 7 months ago

    Most of these old coaches are just player agents… a country of 200million with solid grassroot talent everywhere… I just cant imagine how the flying eagles have mostly very poor talentless players probably those with Godfathers… what a shame. Ghana to me will beat Nigeria and Cote d’voire. Ghana always have ball playing guys at age grade. Also our last U-17 could not really outclass those Ghanaians in Niamey when they played the Wafu u-17. They dominated our boys but were unlucky at shootout… that guy Wisdom Ubani should have buried this game for Flying Eagles… they said Ikwuemesi was the best striker going to the tournament… why did they then bench him again? Playing Olawale and Ubani ahead of him… the intrigues in Nigeria football is always very glaring to see… I think the team may not make the African U-20 Afcon proper…

    • Proudly 9ja 7 months ago

      @Jimmyball u said it all. If those boys are the best we have in 9ja, then my brother wahala dey ooo. That being said, the pitch was really awful. I haven’t seen the Ghanaian team play but I doubt on that field they will play any better. The miss by Ubani caused us the game. He should have been hauled off a lot sooner. I was just suspecting that his positioning will result in a goal against us as he was tired and also his marking was poor most of the game. Bosso should learn from this game.

    • Greenturf 7 months ago

      I didn’t see the game but followed it on twitter.

      Wisdom Ubani was like that with the under 17’s full of energy and endeavour but wasteful.He apparently, does everything but score.

      Meanwhile,I can’t understand why we keep getting poor officiating against Ivory Coast.We were dumped from the Olympics in Japan next summer after conceding a dubious penalty against Ivory Coast in the playoffs and today a red card which led to the equaliser against our boys.

      If the NFF continue to be mute over poor officiating against our boys I’m afraid this trend will continue and will cost us a lot in future games.

    • Dr. Drey 7 months ago

      Hehehehehe….it is always easy to sit in their parlors and criticize Rohr for not doing A B C and D. Ngwa you sef come and coach they do worse that the fellow they were criticizing. How on earth you put your best players from camp on the bench beats imagination. You are 1 goal up and 1 man down and its 89mins already, needing at least those 3 points to qualify, but your boys are still bombing forward in numbers and you are feeling cool about it on the touchline….whatever happened to the proverbial 2 walls of defence. Look at all that space behind our defence at that time of the game. CIV then equalizes in the 91st min and then you are bringing your best striker on in the 93rd minute….to come and do what…score hattrick? As the saying goes, critics never do better…!
      Ladan Bosso, president of Nigerian Critics….sorry Coaches Association….You do well o. Thank you for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory in today’s match. Na people wey endorse person wey nor be coach at all at all to be SE asst coach be that.
      My heart goes out to the boys…..hopefully fate smiles on them in the next match vs Ghana, if not for anything else but for the sake of their nascent careers.