Nigeria’s Flying Eagles draw 2-2

Flying EaglesNigeria’s Flying Eagles drew 2-2 with Club Africain of Tunisia on Monday in Tunis in their last warm-up game before departing for the 2013 African Youth Championship (AYC) in Algeria.

A statement signed by the team’s Media Officer, Samm Audu, said Olanrewaju Kayode put the Nigerian side ahead in the 34th minute.

It said that Kayode jabbed home from inside the six-yard box after a great build-up play, and that the hosts drew level a minute after the interval.

It said that Aliyu Goyi came close to giving the Flying Eagles a second lead in the 52nd minute, but that his low shot from a distance missed the target narrowly.

“The 12-time Tunisian champions, however, shot ahead on the hour from the penalty spot after Goyi handled the ball inside the 18-yard box.

“In the 65th minute, substitute Alhaji Gero could not put away a fine chance created by the exciting Edafe Egbedi.

“However, five minutes later, the Flying Eagles deservedly restored parity when Kayode rounded up the Club Africain goalkeeper before he slotted home,’’ the statement said.

The statement said that the Flying Eagles would fly out to Algiers on Wednesday afternoon for the AYC.

Their opening Group B match will be on Sunday, March 17 against Mali with the kick-off time at 5.30 p.m. local time, and 3.30 p.m. Nigerian time.

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