Nigeria Rout Mauritania 5-0 To Qualify For 2019 U-20 AFCON


Nigeria’s Flying Eagles have thrashed Mauritania to qualify for the 2019 U-20 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) hosted by the Republic of Niger.

The Eagles turned in a commanding performance on Saturday as they demolished the visiting side 5-0 at the Agege stadium in Lagos State.

It was a one-sided contest as the Nigerian team dominated from start to finish.

Enyimba Winger Wasiu Alalade put set the Eagles on the lead after 11 minutes while Nazifi Yahaya doubled the advantage 22 minutes later.

Yahaha consequently extended the lead a minute after the restart when he headed home off a corner.

Aniekeme Asuquo scored Nigeria’s fourth goal before the Afeez Aremu sealed the victory in the 87th minute from the penalty spot.

The seven-time champions advanced 6-1 on aggregate.

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