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The Flying Eagles missed no less than 13 clear-cut chances against Gabon on Wednesday night and eventually had to settle for skipper Abdulajaleel Ajagun’s 19th minute penalty goal to beat their opponents

The match winner was by skipper Abduljaleel Ajagun from the penalty spot after goal-bound Olanrewaju Kayode was brought down by Gabon’s goalkeeper, Rodolphe Ngouandzela

Late addition to the squad, Olanrewaju Kayode, gave the Nigeria U20s the lead after 34 minutes when he jabbed home from inside the six-yard box after a great build-up play

We know what is at stake and we promise to do the country proud in Algeria.”
The Nigeria Football Federation have doubled the team’s winning bonus to $2,000 in the first round in an effort to further galvanise the team

On Wednesday, Head Coach, Sam John Obuh, who also led the team to triumph in South Africa two years ago, picked three goalkeepers, seven defenders, six midfielders and five strikers as the team intensified its final preparations in Tunis

Meanwhile, Denmark-based winger, Edafe Egbedi, will join the Flying Eagles in Tunisia on Tuesday after he encountered a visa hitch

The Egyptians created the better chances, especially in the first half, but poor finishing or some resolute defending by Nigeria ensured there were no goals going into the break

They will play two warm-up matches against their Egyptian counterparts on Wednesday and Friday at the Degla Stadium in Cairo.
Egypt, which placed third at the 2011 AYC in South Africa, are drawn in Group A at the 2013 competition, while defending champions Nigeria are in Group B

The squad will depart Abuja on Monday afternoon for two warm-up matches in Cairo against their Egyptian counterparts before they fly out to Tunisia for a three weeks training camp ahead of their title defence