Flying Eagles To Face Senegal In Round Of 16 –

Nigeria’s Flying Eagles will face fellow Africans Senegal in the Round of 16 at the 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup in Poland on Monday, reports

The encounter will take place at Lodz Stadium. Kick-off is 7:30pm Nigerian time.

The Flying Eagles finished third in Group D with four points from three games.

They are among the four best third placed teams from the six groups that made it to the knockout stages.

Senegal finished top of Group A with two wins and a draw from three games.

It’s the second time Nigeria’s Flying Eagles are playing an all-African match at the U20 World Cup.

At the 2007 edition in Canada, Nigeria faced Zambia in the Round of 16 and won 2-1 to reach the quarter-finals.

Nigeria and Senegal avoided each other at the U-20 AFCON in Niger Republic earlier in the year having both topped their respective groups.

While Nigeria lost their semi-final match to Mali, Senegal defeated South Africa to reach the final where they lost on penalties to the Malians.

Senegal will depend on the scoring prowess of Amadou Sagna who scored an hat-trick on opening day.

The junior Teranga Lions also have the meanest defence which is yet to concede a goal after three games.

By Adeboye Amosu


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