Nigeria’s Flying Eagles secured a 2-0 victory over Italy in their second Group D match at the FIFA U-20 World Cup.
With this triumph, the Flying Eagles have advanced to the round of 16 with a game still in hand.
Under the leadership of Ladan Bosso, the Nigerian team clinched their second consecutive win, following their 2-1 win over the Dominican Republic in the opening game.
Salim Fago and Jude Sunday netted goals in the second half, sealing the victory. Their final group stage encounter will take place on Saturday, May 27, against Brazil.
After a closely contested first half, the Flying Eagles broke the deadlock against Italy when Fago scored a header.
In the 95th minute, Sunday ensured the Nigerians’ victory by adding the second goal.
During the match, there was a tense moment in the 37th minute when VAR reviewed a potential handball incident, but the decision eventually favored the Nigerian team as it was waved off.