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AFCON U23: Zambia 1-3 Nigeria ( watch highlight here)


Nigeria’s U23 stars came from behind to defeat Zambia 3-1 in last night’s AFCON U23 clash.

Zambians had taken the lead in just 12 minutes into the game when RB Salzburg’s Patson Daka lobbed a skilful finish past Nigeria goalkeeper Adamu Abubakar.

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But Orji Okonkwo pulled out a fine equaliser 4 minutes after he made an easy tap in after collecting a perfect cross inside the six-yard area.

Nigeria’s lead would come 20 minutes after the break. Kelechi Nwakali fired home a glorious free-kick on 65 minutes for 2-1.

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While pressing desperately to find a level, Zambian hearts took bitter heartbreak as Taiwo Awoniyi found Nigeria’s third goal to seal the win.

Up next for both sides will be the final Group B game to determine a semi-finals spot and Tokyo 2020 Olympics dream.

Nigeria will face log-leaders South Africa while Zambia will take on Ivory Coast.

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