Nigeria have qualified for the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations with a 5-0 win over Sudan at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on Tuesday.
Olympic Eagles were determined to overturn a first leg deficit after falling 1-0 in Omdurman.
Imama Amapakabo’s side suffered from nerves in the early stages of the game.
However, they edged their noses in front on 10 minutes when Taiwo Awoniyi headed home after goalkeeper Mohammed Adam spilled a bullet by Ibrahim Sunusi.
Ndifreke Effiong headed a second just three minutes later to put the home side firmly in the driving seat.
Chances were created by the Olympic Eagles as they controlled the rest of the half.
Effiong stayed at the right place to pounce on Ebube Duru’s low cross and poked home for his brace. 3-0.
Imama’s boys continued to dominate proceedings after the break.
Substitute Sunday Faleye scored following good work by the Olympic Eagles. He netted from Sunusi’s pass in the 66th minute.
Two minutes later, Sunusi registered his name on the scoresheet. Faleye went on series of step overs and located the lurking Sunusi who scored the fifth goal for the Olympic Eagles. The youngster really deserved the goal following his electrifying performance.
The third Africa U-23 Cup of Nations is billed for Egypt in November.
The competition determines Africa’s representatives at the Japan Olympics 2020 men’s football event.
Nigeria emerged as champions at the 2017 edition staged in Senegal, and went further winning a bronze medal at Rio Olympics.
The Dream Team didn’t participate in the first round, but roared back from a 2-0 first-leg defeat in Libya to progress past the second round 4-2 on aggregate.