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Nigeria v Uganda preview: Flying Eagles look to safe semi-final place and World Cup ticket

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The Flying Eagles of Nigeria can kill two birds with one stone within the quarter-final conflict in opposition to Uganda.

The Flying Eagles of Nigeria will play in opposition to Uganda within the quarter-finals of the continuing 2023 under-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Nigeria certified for the quarter-final by ending second in Group A behind Senegal whereas Uganda have been barely high of Group B, tied on factors, objectives scored and conceded with Congo.

The winner of this recreation between Nigeria and Uganda advances to the semi-final of this match which additionally ensures computerized qualification to the u-20 FIFA World Cup in Could.

Nigeria v Uganda Preview

The Suez Canal Stadium in Ismailia, Egypt would be the location for this win-or-bust conflict set for six pm Nigerian time between the Flying Eagles and the Hippos of Uganda.

<span class="description"> The Flying Eagles of Nigeria </span>

Uganda come into this one with the arrogance of group winners as they nonetheless stay unbeaten within the match to this point with one win and two attracts.

Nigeria then again, misplaced their first recreation to Senegal however then bounced again with two wins in opposition to hosts, Egypt and Mozambique to complete the group stage with six factors, satirically greater than Uganda wanted to win their group.

Uganda proceed to construct a robust repute at this stage having made all of it the way in which to the ultimate of their maiden look, ending as runners-up in 2021.

<span class="description"> Jacskon Mayanja has remined the Uganda Hippos that their quarter remaining in opposition to Nigeria is the ultimate hurdle between them and the U20 World Cup | Credit score CAF Media </span>

In the event that they intention to match or surpass that achievement from two years in the past, they must beat Nigeria, the Flying Eagles who’ve a wealthy historical past at this stage.

The Flying Eagles have gained this match seven occasions earlier than, the final of which got here in 2015 which places Ladan Bosso’s males below strain to win the eighth.

Nigeria v Uganda H2H

Nigeria and Uganda have by no means performed in opposition to one another at this stage largely as a result of the Flying Eagles didn’t qualify for the final under-20 AFCON which was Uganda’s first look.

<span class="description"> Flying Eagles boss Ladan Bosso has been the topic of criticism </span>

Uganda’s solely win on this match to this point was the 2-1 victory in opposition to Cape Verde who ended up ending backside of Group B to contextualise.

The two-2 draw with Congo stays the perfect recreation involving Uganda after which they performed out a goalless draw in opposition to South Sudan which technically means they haven’t gained in two video games.

Nigeria then again are on a two-game profitable streak after beating Egypt and Mozambique, increase the type of momentum that would show useful in opposition to Uganda.

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