Monday, August 1, 2011

Nigeria defeat Guatemala 5-0 at the U20 World Cup

Nigeria made a perfect start at the Under-20 World Cup on Sunday, thrashing Guatemala 5-0 in their Group D opener in the Colombian city Armenia.
Two Edafe Egbedi first-half goals and second-half strikes by Abdul Ajagun, Olarenwaju Kayode and Ahmed Musa were enough to sink the Central Americans.
The Flying Eagles now top the group on goal difference, after Saudi Arabia beat Croatia 2-0 on Sunday.
Coach John Obuh's side next face Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.

It only took two minutes for the Nigerians' power to be felt as Ramon Azeez fired a powerful shot over the crossbar.
Six minutes later, Musa edged past Jose Andrade down the left flank and slotted back to Egbedi, who fired home from close range.
This is Nigeria's eighth appearance in the tournament, but the west Africans are yet to win their first title despite having reached the final twice.
On Saturday, other African representatives Cameroon drew 1-1 against New Zealand in Group B, with Mali losing 2-0 to South Korea in Group A.
Egypt, who started on a good note when holding two-time champions Brazil to a 1-1 draw, play Panama later on Monday while Brazil faces Austria in the other group match.

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