U-20 World Cup: The NFF applauds the Flying Eagles' performance against the Dominican Republic.

The Nigeria Football Federation lauded the Flying Eagles' performance against the Dominican Republic on Sunday.

The Flying Eagles began their campaign at the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup with a 2-1 victory over debutants Dominican Republic at the Estadio Malvinas Mendoza.

Edison Azcona gave the North Americans the lead from the spot on 23 minutes before the Flying Eagles rallied to win the game courtesy of Guillermo de Pena’s own goal and Samson Lawal’s strike.

“We are happy with the three points though we wanted the boys to win by a higher margin as goals advantage do matter along the line in a competition such as this,” NFF General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi told thenff.com.

“The next two matches will be much tougher and I expect the Flying Eagles to also show sterner stuff.”

Ladan Bosso’s side occupy second position in Group B behind Italy who defeated Brazil 3-2 in their opening fixture.

The Flying Eagles will take on Italy in their next game on Wednesday.

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