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Africa U20 Cup of Nations

Nigeria inch closer to Africa U20 Cup of Nations spot

21:03 IST 14/07/2018
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The Flying Eagles secured an away draw in Saturday’s qualifying encounter for the men's under-20 football competition billed for Niger Republic

Nigeria secured a 1-1 draw versus Mauritania in the first leg, third round of the 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations qualification.

Ibrahim Babawo put the Flying Eagles ahead inside Stade Olympique, Nouakchott before the hosts clawed back before the halftime break.

Despite pouring attacks in the second half, Paul Aigbogun’s boys were resolute to get a valuable away point.

The return leg holds in Nigeria on July 20 with the winner qualifying for the 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations billed for Niger Republic.

The top four teams of the tournament will represent Africa at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup billed for Poland.

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