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U-20 AFCON: Flying Eagles lose first match to Senegal


Nigeria’s u-20 national team began the quest for a record-extending eight continental title on a disappointing note after suffering a narrow 1-0 loss to their Senegalese counterparts in their opening Group A match of the 2023 Africa U20 Cup of Nations in Egypt.

First half strike from Soumare Faye for the Young Teranga Lions gave the Senegalese the all-important victory.

The player also became the first player to score in the competition after Egypt and Mozambique played a barren draw.

Sunday’s performance was unexpected from the Ladan Bosso-led boys who, prior to their group opener, were unbeaten in 17 games.

While Senegal go straight to the top of the table, Nigeria fall to the bottom of Group A with no points.

The Flying Eagles’ next face hosts Egypt in a match they cannot afford to lose.


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