Nigeria’s Under-20 national team made a comeback at the ongoing 2015 World Cup by beating Korea DPR 4-0 in the early hours of Thursday, at the Taranaki Stadium, New Plymount, New Zealand.
Saviour Godwin opened scoring for the African side in the second half, while three more goals secured all three points for Nigeria and put them back in the mix for qualification from Group E.
Captain Musa Muhammed led by example as he struck a thunderbolt of a shot onto the inside of the post from 25 yards, for which keeper Cha Jong Hun was only an airborne spectator.
It only took Godwin three minutes to double his tally, after a lucky ricochet allowed Awoniyi to skilfully progress up the field before laying on to the FC Sports forward who coolly slotted through legs of defender and goalkeeper.
The third was a peach. A corner found its way out to Kingsley Sokari and his laser-guided shot from the edge of the area screamed into the top left corner. The final one wasn’t bad either, following a slick team move. Awoniyi and substitute Success Isaac’s exchanged passes sliced through the Korea DPR defence before the latter slammed home from a tight angle to reinstate the African champions’ last 16 hopes.
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