BY KUNLE SOLAJA.
Nigeria’s Flying Eagles, hoping for a record-extending eighth win of the African U-20 title, may on Tuesday become the first African side to qualify for Poland 2019.
A win in the Tuesday’s clash with South Africa’s Amajita will guarantee Nigeria’s Flying Eagles’ flight ticket to the FIFA U-20 World Cup later this year.
South Africa played 1-1 draw with hosts, Niger Republic on Saturday while Nigeria recorded an emphatic 2-0 win over Burundi to top the group.
Should they win again; the point gap with South Africa will be extended to five, giving the Flying Eagles a sure ticket for the semifinal.
All semi-finalists automatically qualify for the World Cup. The match at the Seyni Kouche Stadium will be the fifth ever between Nigeria and South Africa at the Under 20 level.
NIGERIA –SOUTH AFRICA U20 HEAD TO HEAD
- 22 Jan. 2009: South Africa 2-1 Nigeria
- 31 Jan. 2009: South Africa 1-2 Nigeria
- 29 May 2012: South Africa 1-0 Nigeria
Sep 2012: South Africa 1-1 Nigeria