Nigeria News, At the WAFU B U17 Championship in Cape Coast on Wednesday night, Burkina Faso overcame host Ghana 1-0 to set up a semifinal match with Nigeria.
Following the Golden Eaglets’ 3-1 victory over Cote d’Ivoire in the first semi-final game of the day,
the Baby Stallions secured their spot in Friday’s match to face the Golden Eaglets.
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The outcomes of the two games imply that both teams have qualified for the 2023 TotalEnergies U-17 Africa Cup of Nations,
which will be held in Algeria.
However, the Burkinabes, who triumphed over the obstinate Black Starlets, had the day’s greatest festivities.
All the Burkinabes needed to defeat the Ghanaians and go to the final was an Ousmane Camara penalty kick in the second half.
The first half of the game was evenly matched,
with the Ghanaians displaying a greater will to prevail but failing due to their dismal goal-scoring.
Camara was the victim of a bad challenge in the box by Black Starlets captain Collins Agyemang,
and the striker rose to his feet to beat the Ghanaian goalkeeper as Nigeria News
The defenders hung on to clinch their advancement despite a late flurry of attempts on the Burkina Faso goal area.
In the morning’s first semi-final match,
Nigeria advanced to the final after rallying from a goal behind to upset 10-man Cote d’Ivoire in the beachfront city.
The Nigerians won thanks to two goals from free kicks by Emmanuel Michael and a header by Abubakar Idris Abubakar.
But it was the Ivorians
who shocked the Golden Eaglets as they quickly took the lead thanks to a penalty that Yau Diomande successfully converted.
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Michael’s amazing free kick restored parity,
and before the half, the expert from the dead ball added another to give the Golden Eaglets the lead.
So, Abdullahi’s goal in the 60th minute
gave the Ivorians time to go down to ten men when defender Makhete Moustapha N’diaye was dismissed from the game.
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So, The top four teams in the competition,
which will be played in Algeria, will advance to the international event, which will be played in Peru. The tournament acts as the qualifying round for the FIFA U17 World Cup.
After defeating Burkina Faso 1-0 in the opening semi-final at Stade De Kegue,
Lome, the Nigeria Golden Eaglets on Friday advanced to the U17 WAFU B Tournament final.
The Fatai Amoo side only needed a goal from Michael Emmanuel Papo in the 77th minute to guarantee a place in the championship game
and the U17 AFCON taking place in Morocco later this year.
After losing 1-0 to the young Elephants in their opening match and battling to a 1-1 draw against Ghana
the five-time World champions
finished second in the standings with one point by riding the wave of Ivory Coast’s 3-1 victory over Ghana in the final Group B match.
After defeating Burkina Faso in the semifinal match on Friday night,
Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets advanced to the WAFU B Tournament final.
The Fatai Amoo team has just booked their ticket to the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), which will take place later this year
by reaching the tournament final in Lome, Togo.
Despite missed opportunities to win the competition, the squad advanced to the semifinals by virtue of having a better goal differential than Ghana, which fell to Cote d’Ivoire 3-1 in group B.
The five-time world champions faced Burkina Faso and prevailed with a 1-0 victory,
putting them one win away from claiming the regional championship.
After defeating the young Stallions, the Golden Eaglets secured one of the tickets to play in the age-grade continental competition.
After defeating Burkina Faso 1-0 in the U17 Wafu B semifinals on Friday,
Nigeria has earned a spot in the 2021 U17 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Golden Eaglets advanced to the regional tournament final,
which is being hosted by Togo, thanks to Michael Emmanuel Papo’s game-winning goal.
Nigeria had a lacklustre opening to the campaign after falling to Ivory Coast 1-0 in their first Group B match
with Charles Mezia scoring the lone goal.
Then, Fatai Amoo’s team drew 1-1 with Ghana, nearly ending their tournament run,
but they were able to advance to the semifinals as the Black Starlets fell to the youthful Elephants.
In order to win the match against Burkina Faso, Golden Eaglets manager Amoo selected a powerful team.
Victor Udoh, Joseph Kuteyi, Chukwuemeka Egbu, Peter Asuquo,
and Papo were also given starting roles for Nigeria along with goalkeeper Destiny Emuwahem.
Both teams entered the game hoping to outsmart one another, but despite their best efforts, the first half finished scoreless.
Papo scored the game’s first goal following the restart in the 77th minute by slamming home his effort from close range.
After the Young Elephants overcame Niger in the semifinal match on Friday,
Nigeria News, Nigeria will play Ivory Coast in the final slated for January 18 in Lome.
The Golden Eaglets qualified for the World Cup in Brazil by placing fourth at the 2019 U17 Afcon in Tanzania.
Manu Garba’s Nigeria, who had a loss to the Netherlands, were nevertheless eliminated from the competition in the round of 16.
The Golden Eaglets are the most successful team at the international competition, having won the U17 World Cup five times.
The five-time world champion Golden Eaglets advanced to the finals of the 2023 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations
highlighting Nigeria’s prominence in junior football on the African continent for the second time in less than a month.
The U-17 boys of I were defeated 1-3 in the opening semi-final of the present WAFU B U-17 Championship in Cape Coast,
Ghana, by two goals from deadball specialist Emmanuel Michael and a glanced header from Abubakar Idris Abdullahi.
However, the Eaglets unexpectedly gave up the opening goal when Yan Diomande converted a penalty in the first minute following a foul in the Nigerian box.