Nigeria opened its African Youth Championship campaign on a positive note as Taiwo Awoniyi scored twice in a 3-1 win over hosts Senegal at the Stade Leopold Senghor last night.
Awoniyi got the Flying Eagles off to a perfect start, breaking the deadlock against the Young Lions in the tenth minute after benefitting from a long pass from the back.
The striker doubled the advantage three minutes later in the same manner.
He beat goalkeeper Seydou Sy to the ball before wrong footing a defender and netting his second goal of the night.
Sidy Sarr capitalised on a mix up in the 18-yard area, before slotting a low shot past Joshua Enaholo, who was outstanding for the Nigerian side.
Attacking midfielder Ifeanyi Matthew added a third late in the first half for Manu Garba’s team.
Nigeria’s next match will be against Congo on 11th March at the Stade Leopold Senghor.
The final Group A match will be against Ivory Coast on 14th March at the Stade Caroline Faye.
Story by Ghana/Joy Sports
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