Flying Eagles of Nigeria defeated Senegal 1-0 to win the 20th edition of the African U20 Championship played on Sunday night at the Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor in Dakar. This is Nigeria’s seventh title in this continental category and it is a record extending feat. It took a first half wonder strike from Bernard Bulbwa for Nigeria to win this year’s title.
In an earlier match, Ghana defeated Mali 3 – 1 to win the third place match. Ghana’s Yaw Yeboah was named player of the tournament as Bulbwa (Nigeria) got the man of the match for the final, while Musa Muhammed (Nigeria) won the tournament’s top scorer award with four goals all gotten from the penalty spot.