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U-20 AFCON: F/Eagles will win in Sudan —Nwakali

Flying Eagles skipper, Kelechi Nwakali has said the team is determined to beat hosts, Sudan when both sides clash in the U-20 AFCON qualifier on Sunday in Omdurman.

“We won’t underrate Sudan but we will take the game to them even though we believe they are a good team,” said Nwakali. “With God and hard work, we will win.

“We hope to achieve our aim of going to Sudan.”

Wolfsburg-bound striker, Victor Osimhen returned to scoring ways with the winning goal in a final test game against City Strikers on Tuesday in a final build up game, while Orji Okonkwo was also on target.

Sudan qualified for the final playoffs after it won a protest against Kenya for fielding ineligible players for the first leg of their encounter, which ended in a 1-1 draw in Sudan.

Nigeria eliminated Burundi 3-1 on aggregate to reach the final qualifier.

The return match against Sudan will be staged in Nigeria in a fortnight where the overall winners will advance to the U-20 AFCON in Zambia in February.