The Embassy of Nigeria in Burundi has declared that the U-20 National Team, Flying Eagles’ victory over their Burundian counterparts in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Bujumbura last weekend remains the talk of town in that country.
In a letter addressed to the NFF President, to the attention of the General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, the Embassy acknowledged the letter of appreciation from the NFF and then wrote: “Indeed, the presence of Nigeria U-20 Flying Eagles in Burundi has further strengthened the long existing relationship between Nigeria and Burundi. This was clearly exemplified with the massive support the team got from the Burundian fans in the stadium during the match that Nigeria defeated the host (1-0).
“The technical formation and discipline of the players on the pitch is still the talk of the town and we are very pleased to be associated with this development. We wish the team and the Nigeria Football Federation the very best in their future endeavours.”
Chukwudi Agor’s second half strike gave Nigeria victory in the match that the Flying Eagles dominated in all aspects. Both teams will clash in the return leg at the UJ Esuene Stadium, Calabar on Saturday, 11thJune.