AFCON U-20: Nigeria thrash Tunisia 4-0 to finish third
Nigeria’s Flying Eagles thrashed the Young Carthage Eagles of Tunisia 4-0 on Friday to finish third at the ongoing Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
The third-place playoff at the Cairo International Stadium in Egypt got off to a good start for the Nigerian team as Ibrahim Muhammad scored in the ninth minute.
Ahmed Abdullahi scored Flying Eagles’ second goal in the 46th minute before Jude Sunday scored goals in the 48th and 90th minutes.
Sunday’s first goal was a fantastic solo effort and his second was scored with a fierce drive from the edge of the box in stoppage time.
The Tunisian team had a better ball possession rating of 54 per cent against the 46 per cent recorded by Nigeria’s Flying Eagles but it was not enough to make any difference.
Nigeria and Tunisia, alongside finalists Senegal and The Gambia, will represent Africa at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup scheduled to be hosted by Indonesia from May 20 to June 11.
Senegal will take on The Gambia in the final match of the competition on Saturday at the Cairo International Stadium.