Nigeria’s Flying Eagles missed the chance to beat hosts Guinea Bissau in the first leg U-20 Africa Cup of Nations at the September 24 Stadium in Bissau.
Two goals from Wasiu Alalade gave the Flying Eagles a good hope in the first half, however, the Guineans returned in the second half to ask all the questions. They pulled back into the game and reduced the deficit in the 54th minute. Guinea Bissau leveled up matters three minutes after the hour.
Two away goals for Nigeria gives them the edge in the tie, but Guinea Bissau will take great encouragement from their second half showing – particularly the extent to which their forward line was able to rattle the Flying Eagles defence.