By James Agberebi:
Super Eagles defender Elderson Echiejile has praised the Flying Eagles after they secured their seventh AYC title following a 1-0 win over host Senegal on Sunday.
Playing in front of a packed Stade Leopald Sedar Senghor, the Flying Eagles were unfazed as a Bernard Bulbwa spectacular strike on 19 minutes, turned out to be the match winner.
Echiejile wrote on his Twitter page: “Congrats to the Flying Eagles of Nigeria on winning the CAF U-20 title.”
Manu Garba’s team will now head to the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand as African champions.
Nigeria will take on Brazil, Hungary and Korea DPR in the group stage.
Echiejile was part of the silver medal winning Flying Eagles team at the 2007 AYC in Congo. He went on to represent Nigeria at the U-20 World Cup in Canada.