AFCON U-20: Nigeria Beat Tunisia To Claim Bronze Of The Tournament

AFCON U-20: Nigeria Beat Tunisia To Claim Bronze Of The Tournament
AFCON U-20: Nigeria Beat Tunisia To Claim Bronze Of The Tournament

Nigeria’s Flying Eagles defeated Tunisia’s Young Carthage Eagles to win bronze at the ongoing 2023 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations in Egypt.

In the third placed match at Cairo International Stadium, the Flying Eagles put four goals past their opponents in a fiercely challenged encounter.

Ibrahim Muhammad scored Nigeria’s first goal of the game in the ninth minute.

Howbeit, the goalkeeper nearly cost the squad its lead, but the goal was overturned after a VAR review.

The Flying Eagles ’ performance was untidy, allowing the Young Carthage Eagles to gain motivation in the first half.

At the resume of the second half, the Nigerians turned on the heat which resulted in two quick goals within three minutes from Ahmed Abdullahi and Jude Sunday effectively ended Tunisia’s chances of a comeback.

READ MORE: Nigerian government extends tax on electronic transfer

Not done yet, Sunday who later emerge the Man of the Match grabbed his brace in the final minute of the normal time to see Nigeria end the competition on a high note.

With this triumph, Nigeria become the nation with the most Afcon U-20 bronze medals in history, cementing their reputation as one of the most successful squads in the competition’s history.

Nigeria finished in third place at the 1995, 2009, and 2013 editions of the U-20 Afcon.

Whatever of the outcome of the game, Tunisia and Nigeria will represent Africa at the FIFAU-20 World Cup later this year, alongside finalists Senegal and The Gambia.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

twenty + nine =