By Adeboye Amosu:
Photo by Ganiyu Yusuf:
Sudan U-20s coach Mohammed Abdullah Mazda hailed his side's fighting spirit and determination after they booked a place in the 2017 Africa U-21 Nations Cup in Zambia following a shocking 4-3 win against defending champions Nigeria on Saturday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Mazda's men, who lost the first leg 2-1 in Omdurman a forthnight ago, qualified for the finals on the away goals rule.
The coach told Completesportsnigeria.com in an exclusive chat after the thrilling encounter that his side never stopped believing they woulf scale through the hurdle despite trailing from the first leg.
He further said the Flying Eagles paid for underrating his charges.
"Despite losing the first leg at home, we still believed we could still qualify and that reflected in our performance today.
"Your team (the Flying Eagles) thought everthing was over after the first leg, but we showed them the other side of football.
"I want to congratulate my players for their effort. They wanted the win more than Nigeria and that is why we are going to Zambia."