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AFRICAN GAMES: Flying Eagles gun for gold in Burkina Faso duel

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Today (Friday), Nigeria’s U-20 national team, the Flying Eagles will add to Team Nigeria’s medal haul at the ongoing 12th All Africa Games in Rabat, Morocco.

The team, led by Paul Aigbogun, had enjoyed a commendable outing on their way to the final of the men’s football event.

They will be looking to win a Gold medal in the event for the first time since 1973 when they take on Burkina Faso.

On their way to the last two, Nigeria defeated Mali in a penalty shootout in the semi finals, as also the Burkina Faso side, who saw off Senegal via shootouts.

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This will be the second time both countries will be meeting in the competition after they battled to a 1-1 draw in the group stage.

The Flying Eagles dominated that game but were let down by the prolifigacy in front of goal.

Both teams go again, this time, in hope of clinching the title.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria women’s team won the gold medal in the Women’s category on Thursday night after edging out Cameroon 3-2 on penalties.

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