FC Cologne of Germany striker Anthony Ujah has hailed the Flying Eagles following their 1-0 victory over host Senegal in the final of the AYC played on Sunday.
A 19th minute volley from Bernard Bulbwa was all the Flying Eagles needed to secure their seventh title of the AYC.
Reacting to the win, Ujah described the players as the future stars of Nigerian football.
“Congrats to the Flying Eagles of Nigeria on winning the CAF U20 title, future stars,” Ujah wrote on his Twitter page.
The Flying Eagles will now face Brazil, Korea DPR and Hungary at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.
In the third place match, Ghana beat Mali 3-1 to claim the bronze medal.
Meanwhile, Nigeria, Ghana, Mali and Senegal will represent Africa at the FIFA U20 World Cup holding later in the year.