Flying Eagles beat Lugbe United 12:0

The Flying Eagles bashed Lugbe United 12-0 in a test game in Abuja on Thursday in readiness for two friendlies against their Moroccan counterparts next week.

Alhassan Ibrahim and Taiwo Awoniyi both scored hat-tricks each as the country’s U20 team overran the Nationwide side.

In the 13th minute, Ibrahim stabbed home off a corner to open up the flood gate.

Two minutes later, Ifeanyi Matthew put through Awoniyi to score the team’s second goal.

Awoniyi then helped himself to his second goal of the day on 18 minutes after he was released by Bulbwa, before the lanky striker was brought down inside the box for a penalty in the 25th minute.

Ifeanyi Matthew tucked away the resulting penalty in the 26th minute.

Scorer Matthew then turned provider when he set up Bulbwa to make it 5-0.

The outstanding Matthew then put through Ibrahim for goal number six, before Matthew scored his second goal five minutes from time.

Left back Mustapha Abdullahi made it 8-0 10 minutes after the interval, before Ibrahim completed his hat-trick in the 59th minute with a simple tap in from close range.

Three minutes later, Awoniyi also completed his treble with a powerful shot.

Substitute strikers; Abubakar Lawal and Sulaiman Abdullahi added goals later in the game to complete the rout.

“We’re just starting, this was our first match since we came together,” said coach Manu Garba after the match.

He added: “We’re yet to hit our form. There is still some work to do. We have to improve especially concerning scoring goals.”

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