By Yemi Adebowale
Nigeria’s Flying Eagles have crashed out of the ongoing FIFA U20 World Cup in New Zealand after they were defeated 1-0 by their German counterparts on Thursday.
A solitary strike in the first half was all that was required by the European champions to progress to the last eight where they will face another African opposition in Mali.
In November 2013, under the leadership of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria made history in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates as the Golden Eaglets became the most decorated team in the history of the competition after defeating Mexico 3-0 to win the Cup for a record fourth time.
The same team that won the FIFA U-17 World Cup were edged out of the U-20 World Football tournament Thursday.