At the 1989 World Youth Championship held in Saudi Arabia, Nigeria picked the Silver award, in the wake of overcoming USSR in the most throbbing semi last matches at any point played throughout the entire existence of the FIFA U-20 title.
The Flying Eagles first game was against the host Country, and they crushed Saudi Arabia 2-1 with Midfielder Mutiu Adepoju and Striker Christopher Ohenhen getting the two indispensable objectives for Nigeria. The following game was against Portugal, and it conflicted with the assumption for the Coach Tunde Disu drove Boys, who got whacked 1-0 by a solid Portuguese group. The Flying Eagles were anyway ready to get a quarterfinal ticket in the wake of getting a 1-1 draw against Czechoslovakia in their last gathering game. Christopher Ohenhen indeed protected a point for Nigeria by scoring the definitive equalizer in the 72nd minutes of play.
The quarterfinal game saw the Flying Eagles been combined with USSR. บอลสเต็ป6
The game was played in Dammam, and was later re-named “the marvel of Dammam”.
This was a game that saw Nigeria following by 4-0 with few moments to the furthest limit of the unequivocal quarterfinal match. Incredible Oleg Salenko of USSR was among the scorers in that paramount match. Over the course of about 30 minutes, Nigeria retaliated to balance 4-4 and bring the match into punishment shoot-out. The rebound was begun by headliner Christopher Ohenhen who scored a support in the 61st and 75th minutes to carry scores to 4-2 with 15 minutes of play left in guideline time. Samuel Elijah, who was subsequently nicknamed “Prophet” Samuel Elijah scored in the 83rd minutes of play decrease the count to 4-3, preceding rousing chief Nduka Ugbade appeared suddenly to even out score 4-4 with a mind boggling equalizer in the 84th minutes. The Russians were paralyzed past their creative mind. The match needed to go into punishments after the lapse of an hour and a half, and the Nigerians win 5-3, after Mirdjalal Kasimov missed his spot kick to carry the game to a disappointment. It was the best returned the historical backdrop of world football till date.
In the semi finals, the Flying Eagles barely crushed USA 2-1 after the game needed to go into one more additional time with the games tied at 1-1 in guideline time. Mutiu Adepoju who later turned into a fundamental piece of the Super Eagles of Nigeria scored the two objectives that dispensed with USA from the competition. In objective for USA on that noteworthy day, was goalkeeper Kasey Keller who later turned into an easily recognized name in world football.
It was a worn out looking Flying Eagles group that certified for the Final of the 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship, subsequent to playing two progressive games that went into punishment shoot-out. This was to demonstrate unequivocal, as the Flying Eagles were crushed 2-0 by Portugal, who had prior beaten them 1-0 at the gathering stage.