The Flying Eagles of Nigeria started their World cup campaign on a high note as they thrashed Qatar 4-0 in the opening match of the Group D of the FIFA U20 World Cup in Poland.
The Nigerian team eased pass the Asian representatives at the Stadion Miejski in Tychy.
Maxwell Effiom got the first goal for the Paul Aigbogun’s side on 12 minutes before Sweden based Henry Offia doubled the lead on 12 minutes later with both assists from Captain Ikouwem Utim.
Manchester City’s Tom Dele-Bashiru got the third goal after the break on 68 minutes before Defender Aliyu Salawudeen completed the rout by 74 minutes.
The Flying Eagles will play the USA on Monday and then face Ukraine on Thursday at the Bielsko-Bahalia stadium.
Earlier in the competition, their West African neighbors Senegal thrashed Tahiti 3-0 to go on top of Group A while Colombia dealt a huge blow to hosts Poland debutantes at the competition with a 2-0 thumping.
In Group B, Italy defeated Mexico 2-1 in a keenly contested match to top Group B, Ecuador also beat Japan by the same margin in the second encounter.
The tournament will run from May 23rd to June 15th, 2019.