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    Flying Eagles claim 7th AYC title

Flying Eagles claim 7th AYC title

The Flying Eagles of Nigeria claimed a record 7th Africa Youth Championship after beating host Senegal 1-0. A moment of magic from Bernard Bulbwa settled the keenly contested match at the Leopold Sedar Senghor Stadium in Dakar. Senegal went on the offensive right from the kick off as Sidy Sarr called the Nigeria defense to action, but goalkeeper Joshua Enaholo was alert [...]

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    Our objective is to be champions, says Flying Eagles coach

Our objective is to be champions, says Flying Eagles coach

Flying Eagles coach, Manu Garba, expects nothing but the trophy from his players after getting to the final of the U-20 African Youth Championship in Senegal.  The junior national team beat arch-rivals Ghana 2-0 in the first semi-final on Wednesday. And as they await the winner between host Senegal and Mali in Sunday’s final, Garba has already set his eyes on [...]

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    Flying Eagles defeat Ghana to book final place

Flying Eagles defeat Ghana to book final place

Flying Eagles of Nigeria qualified for the final of the CAF U-20 African Youth Championship with a 2-0 win over Black Satellites of Ghana at the Stade Leopold Sedar Senghor on Wednesday. Goals from Obinna Nwobodo and captain Musa Muhammed earned Nigeria a record ninth appearance in the final of the AYC. Both sides have met in this category five times before [...]

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    Ivoirians ‘begged me’ to miss spot kick, says F/Eagles captain

Ivoirians ‘begged me’ to miss spot kick, says F/Eagles captain

Flying Eagles captain, Musa Muhammed, has disclosed that some Junior Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire begged him to miss the second-half penalty awarded to Nigeria in Saturday’s African Youth Championship Group A match. The Ivoirians were leading 2-1 before left-back Mustapha Abdullahi was hacked down in the box. Muhammed stepped up to convert the resultant spot kick for his third goal of the [...]

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    Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire end tie even

Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire end tie even

Nigeria U-20 team, the Flying Eagles, played a 2-2 draw with their counterparts from Cote d'Ivoire in their final Group A African Youth Championship match on Saturday. Folly Anderson gave the Ivoirians the lead after only six minutes against Nigeria who had already qualified for the knockout stage before this tie. Tournament debutant Christian Pyagbara equalised from what was Nigeria’s first real [...]

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    We want to win all our matches, says Flying Eagles coach

We want to win all our matches, says Flying Eagles coach

Flying Eagles coach, Manu Garba, has told the other teams who are yet to face his team to expect defeat when they meet his side at the on-going African Youth Championship in Senegal. The Flying Eagles pummelled Congo 4-1 to qualify for the semi-finals of the AYC and in the process becoming the first team from Africa to qualify for the [...]

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    Flying Eagles coach expects a ‘tough match’ against Congo

Flying Eagles coach expects a ‘tough match’ against Congo

Flying Eagles assistant coach, Nduka Ugbade, is expecting a tough match when the Nigeria U-20 team files out against Congo in their second group game at the Africa Youth Championship. Nigeria beat Senegal 3-1 in their first game while Congo played a 1-1 draw with Cote d’Ivoire in theirs. The Eagles top the group but Ugbade expects a difficult match against the [...]

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    Dacourt hails Flying Eagles

Dacourt hails Flying Eagles

Former France midfielder, Olivier Dacourt, is very impressed with the performance of the Flying Eagles of Nigeria at the on-going Africa Youth Championship in Senegal. The team defeated hosts Senegal 3-1 in their first group match to start their campaign on a bright note. Dacourt, capped 21 times by France, paid the team a glowing tribute. “Nigeria have stood out for me as [...]

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    Eagles off to a flying start at AYC

Eagles off to a flying start at AYC

Nigeria U-20 team, the Flying Eagles, opened their CAF African Youth Championship campaign with a 3-1 win over host Senegal at the Stade Leopold Senghor. Taiwo Awoniyi put his side ahead in the 10th minute. He doubled the lead few minutes later after beating goalkeeper Seydou Sy and a defender to the ball. Sidy Sarr pulled one back for the host, but [...]

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    Flying Eagles ‘under pressure after Eaglets’ Africa failure’

Flying Eagles ‘under pressure after Eaglets’ Africa failure’

Flying Eagles assistant coach, Nduka Ugbade, has admitted that the Golden Eaglets’ poor showing at the CAF U-17 Championship is putting pressure on the U-20 team to do well at the Africa Youth Championship in Senegal. The Golden Eaglets finished in fourth position to qualify for the FIFA U-17 World Cup but as reigning world champions, not winning the trophy in [...]

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    Flying Eagles off to Senegal for AYC

Flying Eagles off to Senegal for AYC

Nigeria U-20 team, the Flying Eagles, will on Wednesday travel to Senegal for the CAF African Youth Championship. The team’s secretary Aliyu Ibrahim Awal said the squad will fly out of Abuja via Lagos and Banjul, Gambia, to Dakar. The Flying Eagles will start their campaign against hosts Senegal at the Stade Leopold Sedar Senghor in Dakar. Kick-off time is 5.30 pm [...]

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    Flying Eagles coach picks 21 for AYC

Flying Eagles coach picks 21 for AYC

Flying Eagles of Nigeria coach, Manu Garba, has released a list of 21 players who will represent the country at the 19th African Youth Championship in Senegal. Musa Muhammed, who led the Golden Eaglets to a record fourth FIFA U-17 World Cup triumph in the United Arab Emirates in 2013, will lead the pack, supported by fellow U-17 world champions Akinjide [...]

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    Flying Eagles in auto crash

Flying Eagles in auto crash

Flying Eagles’ celebration after their 2-0 victory over Black Satellites of Ghana in an international friendly game played in Ghana almost turned sour after the team was involved in an accident. The U-20 side were returning to their hotel when the bus conveying them ran into the main gate of the Tema Sports Stadium. One of the players, Usman Hassan Saleh, was [...]

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    Flying Eagles held by Black Satellites

Flying Eagles held by Black Satellites

Nigeria U-20 team, the Flying Eagles, were held to a 2-2 by the Black Satellites of Ghana in a friendly match at the Ohene Djan stadium in Ghana on Monday. The host started brightly but couldn’t translate it to a goal. As the Eagles gradually settled into the game they took the lead through Musa Yahaya in the 22nd-minute. The Flying [...]

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    Garba: Playing Ghana will give us competitive edge

Garba: Playing Ghana will give us competitive edge

Flying Eagles coach, Manu Garba, expects a good challenge from Black Satellites of Ghana in their two friendly games saying it “will help give us the competitive edge that we want”. The Nigeria U-20 team play their Ghanaian counterparts on Saturday and on Wednesday in Accra and Garba says it is a good test for his players ahead the 2015 Africa [...]

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    Alampasu finally joins Flying Eagles’ camp

Alampasu finally joins Flying Eagles’ camp

Former U-17 goalkeeper, Dele Alampasu, has joined the Flying Eagles’ camp on Friday in Abuja after completing his move to Estoril Praia of Portugal.  Assistant coach of the team, Nduka Ugbade, had earlier expressed fears that the goalkeeper could miss the Africa Youth Championship (AYC), if he failed to join the team early enough. But that has now been put to bed [...]

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