Flying Eagles had a good outing defeating Italy 2-0 at the ongoing FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Argentina.
The victory earned the team valuable three points having won their first game, and qualified them for the second round of the competition with one game in hand against Brazil.
Following a 0-0 scores line in the first half, the team continued to push hard and would be rewarded for their efforts after Salim Fago opened scoring.
He received a cross in a tight space, and with a quick-fix nodded the ball pass Italy’s goalkeeper.
The Italians worked their socks off and launched several counter attacks but met a resolute Nigerian defence that absorbed all pressures and also looked dangerous going forward.
Nigeria would be rewarded with a confirmation goal in the 4th minute of second half added time after the goal keeper launched a kick out, which found Jude Sunday who beat the Italian defence to score.
With the victory, Nigeria has now qualified for the round of 16 and their final match against Brazil a mere formality as Group D leaders.