Despite a shabby preparation, the Flying Eagles are looking good to qualify for the U20 AFCON after they stopped hosts Niger 1-0 in a warm-up game today in Niamey.
Both teams had played out a scoreless draw in their first clash at the same venue Friday.
Gombe United forward Ibrahim Yahaya grabbed the winner for the Nigeria U20s in the seventh minute.
“It was a good game by the boys,” a team official told SCORENigeria
The Flying Eagles will open their qualifying campaign on May 8 against defending champions Ghana.
Burkina Faso are the other team in Group B.