The Flying Eagles of Nigeria made it to the FIFA U-20 World Cup finals on Thursday evening after eliminating Uganda courtesy of a lone goal in the quarter-final of the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations in Egypt.
The match played in Ismaila saw the Nigerians qualify for the semi-finals of the Africa U-20 championship which comes with a ticket to the world cup for all four semi-finalists.
The stadium came alive from the warm up as members of the Super Eagles Supporters Club, reminiscent of their performance at the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt in 2019, stormed the Ismaily SC stadium in large numbers and in colorful attires to drum their support for the Flying Eagles.
The atmosphere in the stadium became super charged on the half hour when Ibrahim Muhammed riffled home after a beautiful control off a long ball from the defence with the help of an opposing defender who deflected the ball into his own net and at that point, the Egyptian fans and other neutrals had to join the Super Eagles Supporters Club at their stand as the singing and dancing became more vociferous from then on right till the end of the game.
The Flying Eagles concluded the Night with a dance of salute infront of the SESC members as it dawned on the players that they were Indonesia bound and next was to show gratitude.
The Nigeria U-20 team awaits the winner of the Congo vs Tunisia game to know their opponents for the semi-final game to be played on Monday.