Nigeria were yet fixed in a penalty shootout for the second progressive round of the 2019 CAF U-20 AFCON in Niger, this time 5-3 by South Africa after a goalless undertaking at the Stade General Seyni Kountchey arena on Saturday evening.
The opposite sides who missed out to Mali and Senegal separately in the elimination rounds were hoping to rescue some pride with a bronze decoration complete yet it was the Flying Eagles who splendidly took the amusement to their adversaries in the opening stages.
Paul Aigbogun managed a portion of his periphery players who have tried practically zero activity over the span of the competition some amusement time, with Detan Ogundare supplanting Orewale Oredale in objective while any semblance of Peter Eletu, Solomon Ogberahwe and Paschal Onyekachi all began from the off.
Nigeria went close eleven minutes into the amusement when the bubbly Jamil Muhammad terminated a better than average exertion wide of target.
The pair of Onyekachi and Maxwell Effiom similarly had endeavors to score in the bleak first time frame while Amajita winger, Kobamelo Kodisang similarly observed a better than average possibility go asking.
Yahaya Nazifi fell off the seat in the second time frame and almost beat South African goalkeeper, Kuhbeka with a decent shot which tortuously missed to one side of objective as Nigeria hunt down the leap forward.
After a gridlocked experience, it came down to penalty where Ibrahim Alhassan’s miss demonstrated exorbitant as Nigeria made due with fourth spot in the competition.