The Flying Eagles of Nigeria defeated hosts Junior Pharaohs of Egypt 1-0 in their Group A encounter at the Africa Under-20 Nations Cup Group (AFCON) on Wednesday evening.
In the second group match between the two winless sides, Solomon Agbalaka’s bullet header was enough to seal a victory that gave Nigeria its first points of the championship.
The Young Pharaohs created numerous chances to go in front, but they lacked the cutting edge to convert the opportunities.
The hosts were held to a goalless draw by Mozambique in the tournament opener and now sit in third place with a solitary point ahead of Saturday’s must-win match against high-flying Senegal.
The Flying Eagles will face Mozambique in their last group game on Saturday knowing that a win will guarantee them a place in the quarter-finals