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U-20 World Cup: Flying Eagles Muhammad dedicates goal against Argentina to Tinubu

By James Agberebi
01 June 2023   |   11:03 am
Flying Eagles forward Ibrahim Muhammad has dedicated his goal against Argentina to Nigeria’s new president Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The Flying Eagles defeated hosts of the 2023 U-20 World Cup Argentina 2-0 to reach the quarter-final. Muhammad opened the scoring for the Flying Eagles in the 61st minute before Haliru Sarki made it 2-0 in the…

Nigeria’s forward Ibrahim Muhammad (C-covered) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the Argentina 2023 U-20 World Cup round of 16 football match between Argentina and Nigeria at the San Juan del Bicentenario stadium in San Juan, Argentina, on May 31, 2023. (Photo by Andres Larrovere / AFP)

Flying Eagles forward Ibrahim Muhammad has dedicated his goal against Argentina to Nigeria’s new president Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The Flying Eagles defeated hosts of the 2023 U-20 World Cup Argentina 2-0 to reach the quarter-final.

Muhammad opened the scoring for the Flying Eagles in the 61st minute before Haliru Sarki made it 2-0 in the 91st minute.

Speaking after the game Muhammad stated that he and his teammates were not bothered playing against the hosts.

“I feel so happy as you can see this is my first goal at the World Cup so I’m very happy.

“We were never nervous before the game, we had the confidence and with the way football is there’s nothing like host country. And personally I dedicate my goal to our new president Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.”

The Flying Eagles will be back in action on Sunday when they will face either Ecuador or South Korea in the quarter-finals.

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