Nigeria crush Korea in U-20 World Cup

by Graeme Jackson

Thu June 04, 11:25

Nigeria are back in contention for the knockout stages of the 2015 U-20 FIFA World Cup after a 4-0 win over North Korea at the Stadium Taranaki on Thursday.

The African champions had to win their second Group E match after they lost their opening game 4-2 to Brazil.

However, the Flying Eagles had to wait until the second half before they got the goals after a forgettable first 45 minutes.

Godwin Saviour grabbed a brace with Kingsley Sokari and Isaac Success also getting on the scoresheet.

Saviour justified his first start for Nigeria at New Zealand 2015 when he headed home Musa Mohammed’s cross from the right for the first goal after 47 minutes.

He doubled his team’s lead three minutes later when he latched on to another great pass by Awoniyi, before he held off his marker and the goalkeeper to slide the ball home.

Sokari made it 3-0 in the 70th minute when he drilled home a thunderbolt, which gave the Korea goalkeeper no chance at all.

Substitute Musa Yahaya was denied by a brilliant save by the goalkeeper in the 75th minute, before another substitute, Isaac Success, made it 4-0 when he fired home on 80 minutes after he was set up by Awoniyi.

The Flying Eagles will look to seal progression into the next round when they face Hungary in the final Group E match on Sunday.

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