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Saraki felicitates Flying Eagles on advancing U20 quarterfinals

By Nimot Sulaimon

Former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has congratulated the Nigeria Under-20 team, Flying Eagles, for their outstanding victory against Argentina on Thursday.

Flying Eagles crushed their opponent with a 0-2 win to qualify for the World Cup quarter-finals.

In a signed tweet on Saraki’s timeline, he lauded the team’s performance despite obstacles faced.

His tweet read; “Woke up to the news that despite all the obstacles faced before the match, our Flying Eagles have advanced to the Round of Eight in the #U20WC! Congratulations boys! #SoarFlyingEagles”

After a goalless first half in the encounter, which ended early Thursday morning, Nigeria opened the scoring against the home country on 61 minutes.

Ibrahim Muhammad pounced on a loose ball inside the penalty area and beat the custodian with a shot into the bottom right corner to make it 1-0.

Nigeria’s second goal came two minutes into extra time. Rilwanu Sarki climbed high and beat the custodian with a beautiful header. He lobbed the ball inside the right post.

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