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Flying Eagles beaten by Gambia in U-20 AFCON semifinal



The hopes of Nigeria’s Flying Eagles to win the U-20 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) title have ended after they lost to Gambia in the semifinal.

Gambia sealed a 1-0 victory over the Flying Eagles to qualify for a first-ever youth Nations Cup final.

Adama Bojang scored the only goal of the game as the Gambians edged seven-time champions Nigeria in the Egypt tournament on Monday.

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The Flying Eagles had a chance to get back into the game after they were awarded a penalty but substitute Ahmed Abdullahi missed.

Gambia were reduced to 10 men late on following a rash challenge but they successfully held on to seal a first-ever final ticket.

Gambia, who are yet to concede a goal at the on-going tournament, will now face Senegal in the final.

Meanwhile, the Flying Eagles will face Tunisia in the third-place match.

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