Flying Eagles Qualify for 2023 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations

Nigeria’s U20 boys, Flying Eagles, defeated Ivory Coast in an explosive semi-final match to reach the final of the ongoing WAFU B U-20 Championship in Niamey.

The late Tuesday night’s match 2-1 victory not only gave them a ticket to Saturday’s final match but also came a ticket to next year’s Africa Under-20 Cup of Nations scheduled for Egypt, NFF said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Daniel Daga put Nigeria in front after only five minutes when he cleverly escaped the attention of the Ivorian defenders to nod in from a well-weighted pull-out.

Ivory Coast equalized just before halftime from a free kick at the edge of Nigeria’s eighteen-yard box.

Flying Eagles

Neither team could not find another goal to gain upper hand before the end of regulation time inside the Stade General Seyni Kountché, and the game went into extra time.

Forward Ibrahim Yahaya got the winner for Nigeria in the 111th minute of play when he scores from the penalty spot to make it 2-1.

Nigeria will play against Benin Republic in Saturday’s final.

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