The Flying Eagles have continued their build-up for next month’s AYC qualifier with an 11 – 0 pounding of FC Twente of Abuja yesterday morning.
FC Twente were a last-minute replacement for Nigeria National League side Supreme Court FC of Abuja.
Flying Eagles coach Manu Garba said the test game will enhance team confidence and team building as they hope to get tougher opposition in the coming days.
“We should not read much into the outcome of this match. We are still gradually building for the task ahead and hope to face tougher opponents in the coming days,” Manu said.
The Nigeria U-20s will tackle Nationwide side, Dabo Babes of Kano, tomorrow morning at the FIFA Goal Project in Abuja in another test game.
In yesterday’s encounter, Kelechi Iheanacho scored a brace, while there were nine other different scorers on the day.
Lanky striker Abubakar Lawal opened scoring after five minutes, when he was set up by fellow striker Sulaiman Abdullahi.
But it was not until the 28th minute that the Flying Eagles doubled their lead through skipper Musa Muhammed, who flicked home a low corner by Iheanacho.
Four minutes later, Sulaiman Abdullahi’s half volley made it 3-0, before Wilfred Ndidi increased the tally on 38 minutes.
Ifeanyi Matthew smashed home the 5th goal five minutes from the break after he was released by Iheanacho.
Two minutes into the interval, left back Mustapha Abdullahi netted a spectacular goal for the Flying Eagles.
Iheanacho scored his first goal in the 52nd with a powerful shot from outside the box, before substitute Antony Omaka flicked home a header a minute later.
Iheanacho completed his brace in the 55th minute when he fired home from an impossible angle.
Substitute David Okereke also scored from a tight ankle in the 70th minute.
Flying Eagles goalkeeper Joshua Enaholo displayed great concentration when he blocked a goal-bound effort for a corner a minute later.
Substitute Victory Omodiagbe completed the demolition job on the stroke of time with a well-taken shot.