Nigeria’s Flying Eagles Beat Burundi in AFCON Qualifying Match

1072972_heroaThe Flying Eagles of Nigeria on Saturday Burundi 1-0 in a CAF U-20 African Cup of Nations qualifiers in Bujumbura.

Emmanuel Amuneke’s men dominated the game from the very beginning, missing several chances.

Samuel Chukwueze came close in the 25th minute with a looping header while skipper Kelechi Nwakali fired narrowly wide from outside the box five minutes later.

Burundi got a big chance in the 17th minute but goalkeeper Akpan Udoh saved Nigeria.

Nigeria got the winning goal in the 68th minute through Chukwudi Agor who made a dummy before unleashing a powerful strike from the edge of the box that sailed into the net.

The return leg will be played on the weekend of June 10-12 in Calabar.

Victory for Nigeria in the return fixture will mean the Flying Eagles will take on Sudan in the third and final leg of the qualifiers in July.

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