Flying Eagles play 2-2 draw with Guinea Bissau in AFCON qualifiers

Annette Crawford
May 15, 2018

The match holds at the September 24 Stadium in Bissau with the return leg holding in Port Harcourt next week.

After being forced to a 2-2 draw last Saturday Nigeria's Flying Eagles have vowed to beat visiting Guinea-Bissau in the second leg U-20 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match in Calabar on Sunday.

The Nigeria U20s were initially cruising as they raced to a two-goal lead in the early exchanges.

The Guineans returned in the second half to cancel out Alalade's 15 and 35 minutes strike, pulling back into the game, they reduced the deficit in the 54th minute and levelled up 3 minutes after the hour.

However, Guinea Bissau ended strongly and will take great encouragement from their second-half showing which saw them draw the tie with two goals of their own inside six minutes.

The young Djurtinhos shocked Siera Leone 1-0 on aggregate in the preliminary round to book a date with the Flying Eagles.

But he expressed confidence that the seven-time African champions would do the job in the second leg in Calabar.

The final tournament will be hosted by Niger in 2019 with the four semi-finalists qualifying for the 2019 Federation Internationale de Football Association U-20 World Cup in Poland.

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