Flying Eagles bow to Saudi Arabia in friendly match

The Nigeria U20 side were defeated 1-2 by Saudi Arabia U20 national team in a friendly match, as Flying Eagles continue their preparation for the upcoming World Youth Championship in Poland later these year.
It was a keenly contested match in the first half as both team wasted a couple of begging chances.

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Saudi Arabia took the lead in the 55th minute courtesy of Khalid Al-Ghannam strike but Henry Offia levelled the scoreline in the 64th minute, however Ahmed Alghadi made it 2-1 for the Arabians with 12 minutes on the clock to claim a victory over the Flying Eagles of Nigeria.
The Flying Eagles will continue their preparation when they take on German side Hoffenheim in their next game on Wednesday. They will also come up against Red Bull Salzburg on Tuesday May 14 and Red Bull Leipzig on Friday, May 17.

They are grouped with USA, Quatar and Ukraine in upcoming World Youth Championship to be held in Poland.

By Ayodeji Bankole

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