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F/Eagles Never Doubted Title Hope

Flying Eagles goalkeeper, Olorunleke Ojo has said his side never entertained any fear of defeat in the course of Orange African Under-20 Championship final clash against hosts, Senegal.
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The Nigerians piped the Young Lions of Teranga 1-0 in the final AYC clash on Sunday at the Leopold Sedar Senghor Stadium, Dakar to claim a record seventh African title.
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Ojo said the encounter though somehow tough than they envisaged but they were determined to hang onto their hard earned lead till the end of the keenly contested clash.
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“We believed in ourselves that we’ll win the clash against Senegal even at the toughest part of the game.
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“We knew right from start that Senegal won’t be same as the ones we defeated 3-1 in the group’s first game.
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“And it turned out exactly the way we predicted it as the Senegalese side we confronted in the final were truly difficult.
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“We went into the final clash with a mindset that we never met the side previously and it helped us immensely.
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“However, we told ourselves that once we take the lead in the clash and unable to score more we’ll defend it with our blood if need be and that was exactly what we did.
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Senegal really improved from the side we played in the group stage and I can say outright that they’re the toughest opponents we encountered at the championship not even Ghana.
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AYC challenge over we’ll continue to work hard until we land the World Cup title in New Zealand,” said the Giwa FC shot stopper to supersport.com.
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The newest African champions touched down in Lagos on Monday morning and immediately head off to Abuja.
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The AYC semifinalists namely champions, Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana and Mali will represent the continent at the Fifa Under-20 World Cup in New Zealand.
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Nigeria will compete for honour in Group E together with Brazil, Hungary and Korea Democratic Peoples Republic.

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