Nigeria U-20 national team continued preparations for Africa Cup of Nations in impressive fashion by comfortably beating AS Roma Academy 2-0 in a friendly, Abbeylivenetwork.com reports.
Manager Ladan Bosso made six changes from Thursday’s win against AA Zaura at FIFA Goal Project Pitch – and was rewarded with some fine individual displays and a commanding team performance.
Hard working captain Ibrahim Yahaya and bullish striker Ayuba Francis scored in either half for the Flying Eagles to rack in their fifth victory in as many games.
The Flying Eagles were on the front foot throughout this clash with AS Roma dishing out some physical stuff to thwart their opponents.
However, some NPFL clubs such as Nasarawa United, Wikki Tourists and Niger Tornadoes will test the team’s readiness for next year’s U20 AFCON when they engage them in the new week.
The U20 AFCON will be played in Egypt between February 18 and March 12, 2023, with the four top teams advancing to the U20 FIFA World Cup in Indonesia.
Flying Eagles Starting XI: Chijioke Aniagboso, Dominion Ohaka, Hassan Shuaibu, Daniel Bamaiyi, Benjamin Frederick, Onuche Ogbelu, Aminu Mohammed, Ibrahim Yahaya, Haliru Sarki, Badamasi Umar, Anas Yusuf.