U20 AFCON: Flying Eagles Rally Back To Beat Congo In Morocco 


Flying Eagles of Nigeria continue their preparations for the forthcoming U20 African Cup of Nations with a win in warm-up game against Congo.

After 20 minutes of the end-to-end game, the Congolese broke the deadlock in the 27th minute and they were able to maintain it going into the halftime break.

Nigeria side up their game in the second half and Emmanuel Uchegbu finally netted a leveller in the 66th minute.

Lekan Adams put Nigeria ahead for the first time in the game in the 74th minute off an assist from Augustine Njoku and sealed a 2-1 for the Flying Eagles.

The biennial age-grade competition will kick off on February 19th and Nigeria will face Senegal in its opening game before trading tackles with the host, Egypt on 22nd February.

All the four semi-finalists will fly African flags in the FIFA U20 World Cup.