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Nigeria Qualifies For Finals Of Men & Women's Football @ The All Africa Games

Nigeria’s Flying Eagles qualify for African
Games football final
August 27, 2019
Tunde Eludini
The Nigeria U-20 team, the Flying Eagles,
have qualified for the final of the football
event at the ongoing African Games in
Morocco.
The Flying Eagles went the whole mile
before they could defeat their counterparts
from Mali 5-4 on penalties.
Both teams had fired blanks over 120
minutes before Nigeria prevailed in the
ensuing penalty kicks.
Tuesday’s victory is perfect revenge for
coach Paul Aigbogun’s men who were
edged out in the semi-final stage of the
African Youth Championships by the same
Malian team earlier in the year.
To get to this stage in Morocco, the Flying
Eagles drew with Burkina Faso (1-1) and
Morocco (2-2) and defeated South Africa
(2-1) to reach the last four at this
tournament.
This will be the first time Nigeria will play
the final match in the African Games since
their 0-1 loss to Algeria in 1978.
Aside from the gold medal of the football
event won on home soil in 1973 in Lagos,
the football gold has been elusive for
Nigeria ever since.
Interestingly, the Nigeria U-20 female team,
the Falconets, also thrashed their
counterparts from Algeria 3-0 on Monday to
qualify for the final of the football event at
the ongoing African Games in Morocco.
Cynthia Aku scored two first-half goals
before Zainab Olapade added another much
later to take Nigeria closer to winning a
third gold medal in women football at the
African Games.

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