Flying Eagles soar over Italy to keep perfect start to FIFA U20 World Cup

Flying Eagles soar over Italy to keep perfect start to FIFA U20 World Cup

Nigeria’s Flying Eagles maintained their flawless record at the present FIFA U20 World Cup in Argentina with a 2-0 victory over Italy’s Gli Azzurrini on Wednesday, reports.

The Nigerian team advanced to the second round of the biannual football world championship event after defeating the Dominican Republic 2-1 on Sunday to start their campaign.

Both teams failed to score in the first half, which was cagey. However, after Ladan Bosso made some tactical alterations, the second half was a completely different story.

Salim Fago scored the game’s opening goal in the 61st minute as a result of his changes.

With eight additional minutes to be played in Mendoza, Jude Sunday made it 2-0 in the 95th minute as Nigeria topped Group D with 6 points. 

The Eagles will file out against Brazil on Saturday for the final group game. 

Meanwhile, a businessman named Aliyu Oroje Wammako who is president of Real Estate Development Association of Nigeria has promised each player a plot of land in Abuja should they win the World Cup. 

Wammako, who is a die-hard football fan also promised that the officials would eat out of the bunch when he visited the team at their base in Mendoza. 

Nigeria has never won the FIFA U20 World Cup in their history and the closest they came was in the 1989 and 2005 editions where they lost in the finals. 

The Flying Eagles were defeated by Portugal 2-0 in the final in Saudi 89’ while the 2005 team led by Isaac Promise lost 2-1 to Argentina with Lionel Messi scoring both goals.

Ghana is the only African team to have won the competition in the 2009 edition, beating Brazil in the finals via penalties. The team was led by current Black Stars captain Andre Ayew.

Flying Eagles’ Salim Fago Lawal hits Cristiano Ronaldo’s ”SIUUU” celebration after scoring the opener in the win over Italy


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