Posted by Nelson Dafe | 4 June 2015 | 2,888 times
Nigeria’s Flying Eagles bounced back to winning ways with a 4-0 triumph over North Korea early this morning in the on-going FIFA Under-21 World Youth Championship taking place in New Zealand.
The Flying Eagles had lost their opening game 2-4 to Brazil, leaving them at the bottom of Group E.
They desperately needed redemption and Godwin Saviour helped produce it with a quick double in the second half after the first period ended scoreless. His goals came in the 48th and 51st minutes.
Kinglsey Sokari and Isaac Success completed the rout with goals in the 71st and 80th minutes respectively.
Coach Manu Garba had rung changes after the first match loss to Brazil by making the big decision to bench the two most well-known stars of the team, Manchester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho and Udinese’s Isaac Success.
The gamble paid off handsomely with this win. Nonetheless, despite starting the North Korea game as a sub, Success is the Flying Eagles Joint leading scorer (alongside Saviour) with two goals.
The other Group E encounter between Brazil and Hungary was yet to be played as at press time.
•Photo shows Godwin Saviour in action for Nigeria.
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