Monday, October 08, 2012


Nigeria have qualified for the 19th African Youth Championship to be hosted in Algeria next year following the flying eagles 3-1 victory over Amajita of South Africa in Ilorin, Kwara state on Sunday.

A brace from midfielder, Abduljelil Ajagun following a goal from Thabani Mthembu for South Africa and an excellent finish from big striker, Alhaji Gero gave the flying eagles an emphatic victory on the day, and a 4-2 aggregate success overall following a 1-1 draw in the first leg in South Africa.
Coach of the Nigeria team, John Obuh praised his side's accomplishments following a tricky game against the Amajita and commended the resilience of the South Africans.

The win seals Nigeria's place at the 2013 AYC in Algeria where the flying eagles will be looking to defend their crown.

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