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MATCHDAY! Flying Eagles battle South Africa for U-20 AFCON bronze



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The Flying Eagles of Nigeria will battle their South African counterparts in the third place playoff of the U-20 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) today (Saturday).

The Eagles failed to make it to the final of the competition after losing to Mali 4-3 on penalties in the semifinal on Wednesday.

The game on Saturday will be the second time Nigeria will clash with South Africa in the tournament, having met them in the group stage and were held to a goalless draw.

South Africa lost 1-0 to Senegal in the semifinal and are set to battle seven-time champions Nigeria for a consolation medal.

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“Every game we participate in we always approach it with the intent of winning it. The same attitude will be applied in our 3rd place play-off match against Nigeria,” said South Africa head coach Thabo Senong ahead of the game.

Both the Amajita and the Flying Eagles have already qualified for the U-20 FIFA World Cup billed to hold in Poland later this year.

The third place match will be played at the Stade Général Seyni Kountché in Niger Republic by 4:30p.m.

The final between Senegal and Mali will take place on Sunday.


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