Solomon Agbalaka scored the decisive goal as the Flying Eagles of Nigeria defeated hosts Egypt 1-0 to record their first win at the 2023 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations.
Agbalaka nodded home powerfully from Aminu Muhammadu’s corner-kick in the 71st minute.
This win took Nigeria to second on the table after an impressive but hard fought win.
Egypt dominated the opening exchanges but later the Flying Eagles step up their play in the game.
Ladan Bosso’s side finished the first half being the better side but failed to get an out right goal scoring opportunity.
Young Pharaohs took control of the game after the break as they looked to impress the crowd at the Cairo International Stadium.
Nigeria goalkeeper, Chijioke Anigboso produced two superb saves to deny the Young Pharaohs in the 63rd and 65th minutes respectively.
The flying eagles next game is against Mozambique on the 25th of February.