Nigeria reach under-20 last eight

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Nigeria went through to the quarter-finals of the Under-20 World Cup in Canada with a 2-1 victory over Zambia on Thursday.

The eagerly-anticipated all-African showdown in Ottawa did not take long to get going.

Nigeria, runners-up at Netherlands 2005, struck the first blow after just three minutes, a powerful header from Uwa Echiejile doing the damage.

Zambia, meanwhile, appeared somewhat out of their depth, keeper Jacob Banda having to be at his agile best to prevent the Flying Eagles extending their lead.

However, a moment’s indecision in the Nigerian backline let in Emmanuel Mayuka, who crossed for Rodgers Kola to level the game on the 33-minute mark…

Read More:http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/africa/6897191.stm

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