Nigeria U20 rout Mauritania 5-0 to Qualify for Afcon

Nigeria’s Flying Eagles clobbered Mauritania 5-0 to qualify for the 2019 U-20 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) taking place in the Republic of Niger.

The Paul Aigbogun-led side were in imperious form at the Agege stadium in Lagos State, Saturday as they took their visitors to shreds in front of jubilant fans.

After a 1-1 draw in the first leg last week, the return leg in Lagos turned out to be a totally one-sided contest as the Nigerian team dominated from start to finish.

Enyimba Winger Wasiu Alalade put set the Eagles ahead after 11 minutes before Nazifi Yahaya doubled the advantage 22 minutes later.

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

Aniekeme Asuquo scored Nigeria’s fourth goal before Afeez Aremu completed the rout from the penalty spot in the 87th minute as the seven-time champions advanced 6-1 on aggregate.

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