WAFU U-17: Golden Eaglets Battle Cote d’Ivoire For U-17 AFCON Ticket

WAFU U-17: Golden Eaglets Battle Cote d’Ivoire For U-17 AFCON Ticket

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets will look to secure a place in the final of the WAFU B U-17 Championship when they take on Cote d’Ivoire in their semi-final fixture on Saturday (today).

The winner of the encounter is guaranteed a place at the 2024 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations.

Tonight’s encounter is slated for the University Stadium, Accra. Kick-off is 9pm Nigeria time.

The Golden Eaglets recorded two wins and one draw in the group stage.

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The defending champions started their campaign with a disappointing 0-0 draw against Burkina Faso.

Manu Garba’s side however defeated Niger Republic 1-0 in their second game, before rounding up their group stage campaign with an emphatic 3-0 victory over Togo.

The former world champions top Group B with seven points from three games, with Burkina Faso finishing in second position.

Cote d’Ivoire came second in Group A behind hosts Black Starlets of Ghana.

The two teams will start their semi-final tie at 6pm Nigeria time.


By Adeboye Amosu

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