19 June 2016
Flying Eagles on Saturday in Abuja beat Okigbwu Football Club of Anambra 2-1 in a friendly match as part of preparations for their 2017 U-20 AFCON qualifier against Sudan.
The match was played at the Goal Project pitch of the National Stadium.
It started with both sides playing cautiously, but the Flying Eagles showed more skills and looked more adept than their counterparts.
They translated their advantage into goal 18 minutes into the game through Victor Oshimen.
Flying Eagles’ captain Kelechi Nwakali also made several attempts to score, but no goal came.
Seven minutes into the second half, Nwakali’s efforts yielded fruit as he scored the national Under-20 male team’s second goal.
Striker Johnson Agu later scored a goal for Okigbwu FC as the game wore on to a 2-1 ending.
Speaking after the match, Ifeanyi Okigbwu, the coach of Okigbwu FC, told NAN that the match was a good one for the national team in their preparations for Sudan.
He said: “we are happy with the outcome and the match was a friendly one to help in preparing the Under-20 team for their match against Sudan.
“We will support them to achieve success and we hope it will help in a way to boost their performance.’’
On his part, Emmanuel Amuneke, the Flying Eagles’ Head Coach, said that his players were preparing very well for their fixture against the Sudanese.
“We are preparing for our fixture against our Sudanese opponents and we will play as many friendlies as possible to boost the players’ performance,’’ he said.