Flying Eagles Hold Freiburg To 3-3 Draw In Pre – World Cup Friendly

Flying Eagles Hold Freiburg To 3-3 Draw In Pre – World Cup Friendly

Nigeria’s Flying Eagles held Freiburg U19 side to a 3-3 draw in their first test game in Ingolstadt, Germany on Tuesday ahead of the 2019 U20 World Cup in Poland, Completesports.com reports.

The Flying Eagles trailed 2-1 at the break and were minutes away from losing the game before Jerome Akor scored the equalising goal.

Tom Dele-Bashiru and Henry Offia scored the other goals for Nigeria in the encounter.

The likes of Olawale Oremade, Valentine Ozornwafor, Solomon Ogberahwe and Hamdi Akujobi all featured for the Flying Eagles in the game.

Paul Aigbogun’s charges are expected to play more test games before the start of the World Cup next month.

Nigeria will look to win her first U-20 World Cup in Poland after securing second position twice in the past.

Nigeria finished as runners–up at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Saudi Arabia in 1989, losing to Portugal in the final. The Flying Eagles also lost to Argentina in final of the 2005 edition in The Netherlands.

The Flying Eagles however won bronze medals in the old Soviet Union (USSR) in 1985 when the Flying Eagles defeated the host nation on penalties in the third-place match.

The West Africans have been drawn in the same group along with Qatar, USA and Ukraine for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland.

The tournament is billed to hold from May 23 to June 15 2019.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Cuteprince 4 weeks ago

    Credit must be given to Aigbogun for giving chances to the likes of Manchester city’s tom dele-bashiru and kigbu ashime…he’s in sync with the federation and Rhor…@least we wont lose sleep over losing such talents to other countries as seen in the past by other youth N/team coaches.
    Well done