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Amuneke thumbs-up ‘Burundi test’ for Flying Eagles

Flying Eagles coach Emmanuel Amuneke has praised hosts Burundi for giving his team a good test in an U-20 AFCON qualifier in Bujumburaon Saturday.
Nigeria won the game 1-0 and will host the reverse fixture in Calabar on June 11.
Amuneke remarked after the game that he was impressed with the performance of his boys, but praised the host team for giving Nigeria a good test.
Kingsley Michael, Samuel Chukwueze and captain Kelechi Nwakali all came close to putting Nigeria in the lead in the first half, but failed.
Defensive midfielder Chukwudi Agor scored the match’s only goal in the 68th minute as the Flying Eagles, made up largely of last year’s FIFA U-17 World Cup champions, dominated in all aspects.
The second half belonged to the Flying Eagles.
Nwakali and Chukwueze were impressive with some neat dribbles and runs and their efforts finally paid off as Chukwudi Agor capitalised on good work by the duo and sold a dummy before unleashing a grounder from the edge of the box that sailed into the opponents’ net for the only goal of the match.
The scoreline stood that way at full time and gave the few Nigerians present at the stadium cause to celebrate.
The team will be back in Nigeria today.

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