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Nigeria Qualifies For Finals Of Men & Women's Football @ The All Africa Games by naptu2: 7:01pm On Aug 27, 2019
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.

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/sports/football/348938-just-in-nigerias-flying-eagles-qualify-for-african-games-football-final.html/amp/?p=348938&__twitter_impression=true

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Re: Nigeria Qualifies For Finals Of Men & Women's Football @ The All Africa Games by naptu2: 7:01pm On Aug 27, 2019
Meanwhile, yesterday. . .

Nigeria U20W 3-0 Algeria U20W: Falconets break African Games final jinx

26/08/2019

With the triumph over the Desert Foxes, the West Africans have reached the final stage for the first time since 2007

Nigeria have ended their 12-year wait for a spot in the final of the African Games after thrashing Algeria 3-0 in the semi-final in Morocco on Monday.

The West Africans won the competition twice but had failed to reach the final stage since 2007, when they last won in Algiers.

Having advanced to the semi-final for the third time in four attempts, the Nigerians were hoping to subdue the Desert Foxes to boost their chance to reclaim the glory on North African soil.

The Falconets started on a high as they dominated possession before Cynthia Aku opened the scoring after finishing off Monday Gift's fine build-up in the 16th minute.

Ten minutes later, Rivers Angels' Aku hit her brace after she again benefited from a sumptuous pass from captain Gift to double the advantage for Nigeria.

After the restart, Christopher Danjuma's side failed to impose their dominance over Naima Laouadi's team until substitute Zaniab Olapade added a third in additional time to wrap up the victory.

The result also means Danjuma, on his birthday, has led the nation to the final for the first time on the second attempt, after he failed to achieve the feat in Brazzaville four years ago. 

Nigeria will take on the winner between Cameroon and hosts Morocco in the final at the Boubker Aamar Stadium on August 29.


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Re: Nigeria Qualifies For Finals Of Men & Women's Football @ The All Africa Games by fergie001: 7:22pm On Aug 27, 2019
Why not against South Africa nah?



Go for glory.

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Re: Nigeria Qualifies For Finals Of Men & Women's Football @ The All Africa Games by Gideonmi(m): 7:22pm On Aug 27, 2019
Congrat

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Re: Nigeria Qualifies For Finals Of Men & Women's Football @ The All Africa Games by ecclize: 7:22pm On Aug 27, 2019
Up naija
Re: Nigeria Qualifies For Finals Of Men & Women's Football @ The All Africa Games by fourhayz: 7:22pm On Aug 27, 2019
Nigeria My Country oohh!!!

Nigeria is My Father Land

But i go like port go America,I wan see Trump grin grin

Re: Nigeria Qualifies For Finals Of Men & Women's Football @ The All Africa Games by Nobody: 7:23pm On Aug 27, 2019
Kudos to the boys and girls.

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Re: Nigeria Qualifies For Finals Of Men & Women's Football @ The All Africa Games by chibike007(m): 7:23pm On Aug 27, 2019
The only thing that still gives me joy in this country called NIGERIA �� �� Is the football team

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Re: Nigeria Qualifies For Finals Of Men & Women's Football @ The All Africa Games by Stealthwalker(m): 7:23pm On Aug 27, 2019
What's with nigeria and overaged keepers
Re: Nigeria Qualifies For Finals Of Men & Women's Football @ The All Africa Games by Rroszy(m): 7:23pm On Aug 27, 2019
Congrats guys
Re: Nigeria Qualifies For Finals Of Men & Women's Football @ The All Africa Games by naptu2: 7:26pm On Aug 27, 2019
fergie001:
Why not against South Africa nah?



Go for glory.

We beat South Africa in both the men and women's competitions earlier.

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Re: Nigeria Qualifies For Finals Of Men & Women's Football @ The All Africa Games by adedamola17(m): 7:27pm On Aug 27, 2019
Am I the only one seeing two different jerseys @the females pic
Re: Nigeria Qualifies For Finals Of Men & Women's Football @ The All Africa Games by penjm: 7:27pm On Aug 27, 2019
Please we have not yet recovered from what happened during Nations cup!
Re: Nigeria Qualifies For Finals Of Men & Women's Football @ The All Africa Games by fergie001: 7:27pm On Aug 27, 2019
naptu2:


We beat South Africa in both the men and women's competitions earlier.
We love them Sir, we don't mind playing them again.
They make it tougher for us. grin grin grin grin
Re: Nigeria Qualifies For Finals Of Men & Women's Football @ The All Africa Games by naptu2: 7:30pm On Aug 27, 2019
adedamola17:
Am I the only one seeing two different jerseys @the females pic

It looks like that picture was taken after a training session. Some of the players are wearing the official jersey, while others are wearing camp wear.
Re: Nigeria Qualifies For Finals Of Men & Women's Football @ The All Africa Games by Memberclub(m): 7:32pm On Aug 27, 2019
No be These overage boys wey play u20 few months ago? shocked
Re: Nigeria Qualifies For Finals Of Men & Women's Football @ The All Africa Games by tot(f): 7:34pm On Aug 27, 2019
Yay! smiley
Re: Nigeria Qualifies For Finals Of Men & Women's Football @ The All Africa Games by OduntanGabriel(m): 7:34pm On Aug 27, 2019
Good news
Re: Nigeria Qualifies For Finals Of Men & Women's Football @ The All Africa Games by bikerboy1(m): 7:35pm On Aug 27, 2019
At this stage it's okay to say that Nigeria has one of the best youth football team in the world.

This has been proven consistently over the last few years at all levels

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Re: Nigeria Qualifies For Finals Of Men & Women's Football @ The All Africa Games by Thisis2raw(m): 7:36pm On Aug 27, 2019
Go naija win everything, to cover our tarnished image

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Re: Nigeria Qualifies For Finals Of Men & Women's Football @ The All Africa Games by Godwin2am(m): 7:37pm On Aug 27, 2019
OUR ONLY SOURCE OF JOY IN THIS COUNTRY. THE MEN & FEMALE FOOTBALL TEAM. MAKING US PROUD% GO FOR GOLD

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Re: Nigeria Qualifies For Finals Of Men & Women's Football @ The All Africa Games by lloyds(m): 7:37pm On Aug 27, 2019
grin
Re: Nigeria Qualifies For Finals Of Men & Women's Football @ The All Africa Games by lloyds(m): 7:37pm On Aug 27, 2019
That goal keeper is not less than 40 yrs old. . with all these daddies fronting 23 yrs. . why wont they qualify for finals.

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Re: Nigeria Qualifies For Finals Of Men & Women's Football @ The All Africa Games by Greenishland: 7:38pm On Aug 27, 2019
grin

Congratulations to them.
Re: Nigeria Qualifies For Finals Of Men & Women's Football @ The All Africa Games by MuslimJihad: 7:40pm On Aug 27, 2019
fergie001:
Why not against South Africa nah?



Go for glory.

Re: Nigeria Qualifies For Finals Of Men & Women's Football @ The All Africa Games by Bar1941(m): 8:11pm On Aug 27, 2019
This one na let my people go team oooo, drawing 3 out of 4 matches! Anyway, all the best to them.

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