Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung has congratulated the Flying Eagles on their qualification for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland.
Nigeria’s Flying Eagles finished top of Group A after beating hosts Niger Republic at home 1-0 to pick one of the four tickets at the 2019 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations.
“I congratulate you for picking one of the four slots for Africa to play at the World Cup in Poland.
“I have followed the team’s progress in the group stage and I am impressed by their youthful skills, determination and teamwork.”
”I commend you for your performance so far in the African Championship and I pray that you scale through your semi final match against Mali and possibly win the trophy. “
Nigeria will take on Mali in the first semifinal on Wednesday 13th February 2019 at 16:30pm. Mali edged out Ghana by a lone goal to qualify.
The second semi final game will be between Group B leaders Senegal and runners -up South Africa.
The FIFA U-20 World Cup holding in Poland from May 23 – June 15 2019 will feature Africa’s four semifinalists.