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TOP FIVE PERFOMERS IN FLYING EAGLES WIN OVER BURUNDI

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Owngoalnigeria.com take a look at the five players who were on top of their game in the Nigeria U-20s 1-0 victory over Burundi in Bujumbura in the 2017 African Youth Championship qualifiers.

Lukman Zakari: Deserve a mention for starting the move that lead to the goal scored by Nigeria, calm and composed in bringing the ball out from the back and alongside Ejike Ikwu ensured goalkepper Akpan Udoh had little to do in the encounter.

Orji Okonkwo: He contributed a lot defensively to the team and showed he has grown in leaps and bounds from the last U-17 World cup, Hard to shake off the ball, he was also an outlet used by the Flying Eagles to turn defence into attack especially in the first half.

Samuel Chukwueze: Guilty of squandering chances that would have killed the tie off from the first leg but still deserve a spot base on his all all round action play,neat first touch,smart dribbles and cross field passes, such a delight to watch.

Victor Osimhen: Set up Chukwudi Agor for the only goal of the game, as expected he was tightly marked by the defence line of the Burundians but still carved out openings for his other teammates with Kingsley Michael and Samuel Chukwueze guilty of wasting his effort in putting them through on goal.

Chukwudi Agor (MAN OF THE MATCH): The defensive midfield anchor of the Flying Eagles ended up as the unlikely goal scorer in the game but aside his goal, his all round play was exceptional, he was the leader from the middle, outshining the more illustrious and well known Kelechi Nwakali.

He covered almost every blade of the pitch, protected the back four and acted as the link between defence and attack, was simply unplayable, It would have been a travesty if any other person had scored the winner.

*Ahmed Ishaya