South Africa beat Nigeria 5-3 on penalties in U-20 AFCON tournament

South Africa's U-20 football team, the Amajita on Saturday defeated the Flying Eagles of Nigeria 5-3 on penalties to finish…

South Africa’s U-20 football team, the Amajita on Saturday defeated the Flying Eagles of Nigeria 5-3 on penalties to finish third in the ongoing U-20 African Cup of Nations tournament in Niger Republic.The third place match played at the Stade Seyni Kountche in Niamey, the capital of Niger, which was televised live, saw the Flying Eagles dominate proceedings in the first and second halves of the game, but failed to score a goal.

The two teams finished the first half goalless with Nigeria recording an impressive possession record of 67 percent with 6 shots and one shot on target, while South Africa finished the half with 33 percent with no shot on target.

The Flying Eagles continued its impressive performance in the second half, but again failed to convert some of the scoring chances they created.

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