Nigeria’s Flying Eagles on Wednesday renewed their hopes of qualifying for the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Indonesia with a 1-0 win over hosts Egypt in their second game of the CAF U-20 Africa Cup of Nations, Abbeylivenetwork.com reports.
Solomon Agbalaka scored the decisive goal within 20 minutes left to play with a bullet header from a corner kick.
The Egyptians began the game as the more purposeful side but the Flying Eagles eventually created few goal scoring chances but were not able to convert them.
Nigeria 1-0 Egypt
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Egypt dominated the opening exchanges but the Flying Eagles improved later in the game.
Ladan Bosso’s side finished the first half the better side but failed to carve out any real goal scoring opportunity.
Egypt regained control of the game after the break as they looked to impress the sparse crowd at the Cairo International Stadium.
Nigeria goalkeeper, Chijioke Anigboso produced two superb saves to deny the Young Pharaohs in the 63rd and 65th minutes respectively.
Left-back Agbalaka then popped in with the winner from a great header 19 minutes from time.
The Flying Eagles will face Mozambique in their last group game on Saturday knowing that a win will guarantee them a place in the quarter-finals.