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5-star Olympic Eagles thrash Sudan in Asaba to qualify for U-23 AFCON

Nigeria’s dream team thrashed their Sudanese counterparts in the second leg of their U-23 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers in Asaba on Tuesday.

Having lost 1-0 at Omdurman in the first leg last Thursday, the Olympic Eagles put up a superb performance in the reverse fixture to seal a 5-1 aggregate win.

A goal by Taiwo Awoniyi and a brace by Ndifreke Effiong secured a 3-0 halftime lead for Nigeria at the Stephen Keshi International Stadium.

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The rain of goals did not stop in the second half, as Sunday Faleye and Sunusi Ibrahim added two more to seal a thumping victory for the Imama Amapakabo side.

With the win, Nigeria sealed their place in the continental competition to be hosted in Egypt later this year.

The 2019 CAF U-23 Africa Cup of Nations is slated for Cairo, Egypt, in November.

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