Nigeria’s Flying Eagles on Sunday started the FIFA U-20 World Cup with a 2-1 win against the Dominican Republic at the Estadio Malvinas Argentina in Mendoza in Argentina.
Before playing Brazil in the last group game, the Flying Eagles will face Italy next in their Group D match.
Benjamin Frederick’s tackle inside the box that led to a penalty, before the Dominicans scored from a spot kick 21 minutes into the game.
An own goal came for the Flying Eagles which made them level up after Guillermo De Pena headed a long throw-in into his own net.
With less than 20 minutes to end the game, Nigeria sailed to victory with Nigerian midfielder Samson Lawal winning goal.
The Flying Eagles will face Italy on Wednesday, in their next match.