Lucky Golden Eaglets Qualify International Competitions: WAFU Final, U17 AFCON
Five-time world champions, Nigerian Golden Eaglets, have rammed into the final of the WAFU U17 Cup Tournament in Lome, Togo on Friday.
Five-time world champions, Nigerian Golden Eaglets, have zoomed into the final of the WAFU U17 Cup Tournament in Lome, Togo on Friday, following a 1-0 win over Group A winners Burkina Faso at the Stade Kegue.
This victory confirmed that the Golden Eaglets are now now eligible to battle for the tournament’s diadem on Wednesday, as well as qualified for the 2021 U17 Africa Cup of Nations holding in Morocco 13th – 31st March.
Michael Emmanuel Papo gave Nigeria, who also won the African championship in 2001 and 2007, the crucial ticket with his 77th minute goal, with the Burkinabes unable to respond until the final whistle.
Fatai Amoo’s wards had started the competition on a shaky note losing by the odd goal to Cote d’Ivoire. Then were also held to a 1-1 draw by Ghana in their second game in the three-team Group B. They were apparently preparing to be on their way home when Cote d’Ivoire trashed Ghana 3-1 this luck resulted in Eaglets’ ramming into the last four.
Nigeria’s opponents in Wednesday’s final would be the winner of Friday’s second semi final clash between Cote d’Ivoire and Niger Republic.
The match would be played Togo’s main stadium, the Stade Kegue