Nigeria vs Qatar FIFA U-20 World Cup: Flying Eagles begin campaign with 4-0 win over Qatar

– Nigeria vs Qatar ended in a 4-0 thrashing of the Middle East nation

– The Flying Eagles scored two goals in both half of the match to go top

– Effiom, Offia, Bashir and Salawudeen all scored a goal each in the game

Nigeria vs Qatar ended in a 4-0 win, in a Group D U-20 World Cup match currently going on in Poland


The Flying Eagles dominated the match from the blast of the whistle scoring two first half goals and two in the second to get maximum points to top the group. Mohammed Waad’s free kick in the eighth minute was the best chance in the opening 10 minutes of the match as the ball went just wide.


But in the 12th minute, Nigeria got their noses in front courtesy of a sublime move down the left from Ikouwem Utin. Maxwell Effiom was on had to volley home Utin’s cross which the goalkeeper got a hand to it to give Nigeria a 1-0 lead against the Middle East nation. Utin was involved again in the second as he cut back a low cross for Henry Offia who sent the goalkeeper the wrong way to make it 2-0 in the 24th minute.

And that was how it stood at half time as the Nigerian team went into the break the happier side of the two. Paul Aibogun’s boys were not done yet as Tom Dele-Bashiru made it 3-0 in the 68th minute to put the lead beyond Qatari side. And Aliu Salwaudeen completed the rout in the 74th minute to hand the Flying Eagles a comfortable 4-0 win in Group that also have Ukraine and the United States.

Nigeria’s next game will be against the American side on Monday, May 27, while Ukraine will slug it out against Qatar.


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