Flying Eagles : 10-man Senegal Beat Nigeria To Semi-final African Games Important Ticket

The Flying Eagles of Nigeria suffers a shocking elimination from the ongoing 2024 All African Games (AAG); reports.

The Flying Eagles got beaten by Senegal U-20 the reigning and defending African champions.

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Flying Eagles crash out of the All African Games
Flying Eagles

Isah Ladan Bosso and his team needed just only a draw to be able to secure a semi-final finish at the All African Games. Of course that would have presented them with the opportunity of trying to win its first ever gold at the competition in over two decades.

The Flying Eagles took the lead in the first half through a Charles Agada’s strike. And when Nigerians and their supporters were about to jubilate, the Senegalese cubs restored parity through Gueye.

Flying Eagles crash out of the All African Games

Sadly, the Senegalese cubs took the lead with just two minutes before the half-hour mark. They held their positions and went into the break as the leaders.

However, the Flying Eagles were quick to restore parity into the second period, but also gave the lead away fifteen minutes after, as the African champions reclaimed the lead.

Senegal was however, reduced to ten men late into the second half(stoppage time), but the Flying Eagles failed to capitalise on the advantage and make a difference.

It was indeed a sad outing for Bosso and his boys. But they take away the positives from the tournament, and hope to work on the mistakes while preparing for a bigger competition.

In another story, Super Eagles invitee Gift Orban opens up on his sad experiences while still a grassroot footballer in Nigeria.

His difficulty moments, the motivation and the dream after achieving stardom.

“I can’t explain it because you can’t understand. You were born in Europe, it’s not like being born in Africa. If you’re poor in France, the state can help you, charities can help you and take care of you. In Africa, no one gives you anything and you die of hunger. That’s why we all want to play football,” Orban told Getfootballnews

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Gift Orban urged to come good in France.
Gift during Olympique Lyonnais training

“Where I grew up, if you’re in a poor family, life is impossible. That’s what gives you determination, you don’t want to relive that. You had to find food every day. Now, I want to succeed in life in order to be able to help. Not only my family, that’s already obviously the case, but I want to help all poor people, orphans, who had the life I had, sometimes even worse. Do you understand the word ” Poor”?

Orban added, “There is poor in Europe and poor in Africa. You can’t compare, it’ll never be the same. You need to have lived it like I have. You get up in the morning and you find nothing to eat, don’t ask me to go into detail.”

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