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AFCON U-20: Bronze better than nothing – Sunday Dare

The minister of youth and sports, Sunday Dare, has expressed his disappointment and commended Nigeria’s men’s U-20 team for winning the bronze at the AFCON U-20 in Egypt.

Nigeria U-20 defeated Tunisia U-20 4-0 in the third-place match played on Friday to secure a podium place after missing out on a final spot.

The minister expressed disappointment at the team not making the final but took solace in the bronze medal in his words:’A bronze medal is better than nothing’.

“We were disappointed we couldn’t play in the final or win this competition as we planned to but this convincing victory over Tunisia today (Friday) has redeemed some of the pain we felt last Monday after the Gambia game.

“A bronze medal is better than nothing.

“Now we have to also focus on doing a lot better at the FIFA U20 World Cup in Indonesia in May.

“There is very little time left but I believe the coaches now know where their focus should be in improving the team,” said Dare as quoted by BSNSports.

Tunisia, Nigeria, Senegal, and The Gambia booked their ticket for the 2023 FIFA U-20 world cup after finishing as the top four teams at AFCON U-20.

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