Following their disappointing 1-0 loss to Senegal on Sunday in the U-20 Africa Cup of Nations, the now bottom-placed Nigeria Flying Eagles will need more than mere luck as they engage hosts, Egypt in their next match on Wednesday.
Egypt also had a disapointing opener in their duel with Mozambique as they had a goalless draw. The Flying Eagles’ next opponents are the Egyptian.
The seven-time champions were unfortunate not score a goal in the first 45 minutes despite dominating possession and creating goal scoring chances.
The Senegalese capitalised on the only chance they created in 40th minute as Souleymane Faye scored the only goal after goalkeeper Nathaniel Nwosu parried the ball into his path.
Coach Ladan Bosso made substitutions in the second half with Halliru Sarki making way for Emmanuel Uchegbu while Jude Sunday came in for Ibrahim Mohammad, but the Flying Eagles could still not make headway.
Forward Ahmed Abdullahi, who came in for Olamilekan Adams in the 76th minute was sent off in the 90th minute for a second bookable offence.