Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Nigeria

Flying Eagles humiliate Pharaohs



Nigeria’s Under-20 football team, the Flying Eagles on Wednesday defeated Egypt’s Junior Pharaohs 3-1 as part of their preparations for the 2013 Africa Youth Championships (AYC) which begins in Algeria in March.

Christian Pyabara scored twice at the Delga Stadium, Cairo in the second half of the contest which sparked into life after the interval.

The hosts took the lead against the run of play in the 50th minute through a header by Ibrahim El-Sayed El-Hadad off a corner.

But the Nigerian Under-20s fought back thereafter and deservedly drew level in the 61st minute when Sharks forward Pyabara finally smashed home a rebound after his first attempt came off the post.

Skipper Abduljaleel Ajagun then extended the Flying Eagles lead in the 77th minute when he jabbed home from inside the box after yet another flowing team build-up from the right.

Pyabara then made it 3-1 in the 81st minute when he headed home a delightful cross from the left by Kingsley Madu.

Both sides will meet again on Friday.

Flying Eagles line-up vs Egypt

Emmanuel Daniel – Kingsley Madu, Shehu Abdullahi, Ikechukwu Okorie, Chizoba Amaefule – Moses Orkuma, Agboyi Ovboka, Abduljaleel Ajagun (Seun Taro 83) – Christian Pyabara, Alhaji Gero (Bright Osagie 55), Chidi Osuchukwu (Azubuike Ikechukwu 90)



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Dr Errol Sweeney
Ref’s decision causes chaos in Scotland
The Fifa Laws of the Game clearly state, and I’m paraphrasing, that the referee’s decision is...

Segun Odegbami
CAF in need of a storm
Any one living in Nigeria would not have been immune from the impact of the Buhari political storm...

Collins Okinyo
Don't blame Yaya for City's failure
Footballers have a thankless job because one minute everyone is praising you and the next everybody...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Mou faces LVG, Wenger waits to pounce
Going into the weekend round of matches, Chelsea sit top of the Premier League in England with 73...

Sunday Oliseh
Why Klopp may struggle at English clubs
Seven years ago, 2008, a relatively unknown from Mainz 05, Jurgen Klopp, became coach at Germany’s...

Neil Tovey
Schut leaves a legacy
Having spent three years in South Africa plying his trade for Sundowns, Alje Schut will bid the PSL...