Ajagun goal holds Amajita


Nigeria's Under-20s secured a crucial away draw after holding the hosts in Nelspruit in the first leg of the final round of qualifiers for the African Youth Championship.

Amajita took the lead in the first half through Thabani Mthembu, but Ajagun levelled the scores for the Nigerians in the second half after the defence failed to clear a corner kick.

The Flying Eagles are now favourites to progress ahead of the return leg, which is scheduled to take place on October 7 at the Ilorin Township Stadium in Kwara State.

Nigeria, who are the current Under-20 African champions, had earlier knocked out Tanzania by a 4-1 aggregate scoreline.