The Flying Eagles of Nigeria suffered a 2-1 loss to their counterparts from Egypt in a friendly played at Alexandra on Wednesday.
Bournemouth midfielder Nnamdi Ofoborh, who switched international allegiance to Nigeria ahead of England, made his debut for Nigeria’s U-20 side in the clash.
Egypt, who dominated play throughout the encounter, took the lead in the 25th before doubling their lead in the second half with a sweet counter-attack move.
CHAN 2018 star Peter Eneji however came on for Ofoborh in the second half and tried to turn the tides for the Eagles.
Nigeria’s full-back Mike Zaruma pulled a goal back for the visitors with a 40-yard screamer later in the half to half the deficit for the Eagles.
Flying Eagles XI:
Detan Ogundare, Valentine , Mubarak, Ikouwem Udoh (Captain), Mike Zaruma, Nnmadi Ofoborh, Alhassan Ibrahim,Nur Mohammed, Babawo Ibrahim, Wasiu Alalade, Nazifi Yahaya