Highly rated Flying Eagles left-winger Success Makanjuola is thrilled to have made his debut for the team at the ongoing 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup against Qatar reports Completesports.com.
The Water FC teenage sensation, Makanjuola was handed a cameo appearance by coach Paul Aigbogun on Friday when he came on for Maxwell Effiom in the 81st minute of the Flying Eagles 4-0 thumping of Qatar at the Tychy stadium.
Goals from Maxwell Effiom, Okechukwu Offia, Tom Dele-Bashiru, and Aliu Salawudeen secured an emphatic win for the two-time runners up, Flying Eagles who were making a return back to the tournament after missing the 2017 edition.
The 18-year-old, Makanjuola showed flashes of brilliance making two successful dribbles as Aigbogun’s tried to extend their lead.
“I am really excited for making my debut today,” Makanjuola told the media after the game.
“It’s a moment I have been waiting for and I am happy it finally came on my birthday and we claimed a big win.”
“My focus now is on our next game against USA on Monday and I believe we will make it to the next round.”
With the 4-0 trashing of Qatar, the Nigerian team now lead group D on superior goal difference of after Ukraine also edged USA 2-1 in the other group fixture.
By Johnny Edward