Nigerian fans have been left disappointed after the Flying Eagles failed to reach the final of the U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt on Monday. The Gambia’s Adama Bojang scored the only goal of the game in the 7th minute, denying the Nigerian side a chance to compete in the final.
The Flying Eagles have been praised for their attacking style of play throughout the tournament, but they were unable to break through The Gambia’s defensive line. The Nigerian side had the majority of possession throughout the game, but their lack of sharpness in the final third cost them.
The result will come as a shock to many Nigerian fans, who had expected their team to reach the final of the tournament. The Flying Eagles had previously beaten Sudan, Congo DR and South Africa to reach the semi-finals.
Nigeria’s defeat to The Gambia has left many fans questioning the team’s tactics and decision-making in the game. The team was unable to create clear-cut chances, and their lack of concentration in defence allowed The Gambia to score the only goal of the game.
The Flying Eagles have been praised for their positive attacking play throughout the tournament, but they were unable to find the back of the net against The Gambia. The Nigerian side will now look to finish the tournament on a high in the third-place play-off, and will hope to come away with some silverware.