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12th AAG: Flying Eagles Edge Out Mali On Penalties, Reach Final

12th AAG: Flying Eagles Edge Out Mali On Penalties,  Reach Final

Nigeria’s Flying Eagles are through to the final of the men’s football event of the 12th All Africa Games in Rabat, Morocco following a 5-4 penalty shootout win against Mali in their semi-final fixture on Tuesday, reports Completesports.com.

Both teams failed to find the back of the net after 120 minutes of energy sapping football action.

The Flying Eagles missed the game’s best chance with captain of the side, Abubakar Ibrahim failing to convert a penalty in the 21st minute after Success Makanjuola was fouled inside the box.

Paul Aigbogun’s boys converted all five penalties with the Malians missing their last kick.

It was sweet revenge for the Nigerian boys who lost 4-3 on penalties to same opponent early this year at the Africa U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Niger.

Nigeria last won football Gold at the 1973 games, which they hosted.

By Adeboye Amosu

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 4
  • Thank God we are through to the final and i pray to win the gold medial of the AAG, once more congratulations to all nigeria football fans

     
  • osh balewa 2 years ago

    great

     
  • Lord AMO 2 years ago

    Well done

     
  • Aauxtyne 2 years ago

    We want both gold medals from the men and women football categories in the 12th AAG. I will be elated if that happens.