All Africa Games: Flying Eagles Pip South Africa

By Amosu Adeboye, LAGOS

Nigeria’s Flying Eagles recorded their first victory in the men’s football event of the ongoing 12th All Africa Games, edging out South Africa 2-1 on Tuesday at  l the Stade Hassan Moulay, Rabat.

The win was Flying Eagles’ first at the Games after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Burkina Faso in their first Group A fixture last Friday.

The Amajita dominated the opening exchanges, but it was the Flying Eagles that took the lead on the hour mark through Collins Sor following a cross from the near side.

The Flying Eagles had other chances but failed to double their lead before  the end of the first half.

The South Africans went in search of the equaliser after the break and their efforts were rewarded  when Ofentse Mashiane hit the back of the net in the 55th minute with a powerful shot following a superb delivery by Siyanda Msani from  a set piece.

Abubakar Ahmad however netted the winning goal for Nigeria 14 minutes from time.

Paul Aigbogun’s charges will take on hosts Morocco in their last group game on Friday. 

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