Ukraine Force Nigeria To 2-2 Draw As Under 23 Eagles Maul Sudan 5-0

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Debutant Joe Aribo and striker Victor Osimhen both scored in the first half as the Super Eagles of Nigeria got a 2-2 draw against Ukraine in Dnipro.

Aribo scored as early as the fourth minute before Osimhen got his first Super Eagles goal in the 34th minute from the penalty spot.

Nigeria went into halftime with a 2-0 lead after a dominant first but could not keep the lead which they surrendered in the second half.

In a game of two halves, the Ukrainians dominated the Super Eagles and got came back to draw the game 2-2.

Meanwhile, the Under-23 national football team on Tuesday thrashed their Sudanese counterpart 5-0 in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifier.

The match was played at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, Delta State.

The Imama Amakpabo-tutored junior Eagles came into the encounter on the back of a 1-0 loss to the Sudanese in the first leg.

Nigeria dominated the match from the blast of the whistle, opening the scoring in the eight-minute with a thumping header by Taiwo Awoniyi.

Ndifreke Effiong doubled the tally on the 24th minutes also with a header, before completing his brace at stoppage time in the first 45 minutes by slotting home from close range after a flowing move from the national side.

The fourth and fifth goals came in quick succession. Substitute, Faleye Sunday got on the score sheet in the 66th minute with a header.

Faleye ended up providing the assist for the fifth goal scored by Sanusi Ibrahim in the 68th minute.