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U-17 AFCON: Dosu Backs Golden Eaglets to Top Group B
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U-17 AFCON: Dosu Backs Golden Eaglets to Top Group B

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Dosu Joseph has backed Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets to qualify to the knockout phase of the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations Champions billed for Morocco. The Nigerian team qualified for the competition after they finished as runner-up in the 2021 WAFU Zone B Tournament in Benin. The Golden Eaglets were on Wednesday drawn against Tanzania, Algeria, and Congo in group B. In his reaction to the draws, the Atlanta Olympic medalist told Completesports that the Golden Eaglets has the quality to qualify from the group. he said, “I am confident the team will qualify from the group despite been grouped alongside Tanzania, Algeria, and Congo. “If their performance at the WAFU tournament is anything to go, then expect the team to deliver the best of football. Yes...
Nigeria Suffer Defeat in U17 WAFU B Final Despite Late Fightback
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Nigeria Suffer Defeat in U17 WAFU B Final Despite Late Fightback

Nigeria lost 3-2 to C Côte d’Ivoire in the final of the 2021 WAFU U-17 championship at the Stade Kegue in Lome, Togo on Monday. The who beat Burkina Faso to secure a place in the final and qualification for CAF U17 African cup of Nations failed to clinch the ultimate trophy. The Ivorian side who were unbeaten since the group stages bagged the first goal from a corner kick in the 15th minute. They almost doubled in the 32nd minute, but Eaglets goalkeeper Destiny Umuwahen saved a goal-bound shot from attacker Charles Likpa. The Eaglets came close to equalising in the 42nd minute, but a long-range shot from Christian Nwachukwu sailed over the bar. In the 59th minute, the Baby Elephants doubled their lead through Abdrumane Konate, who tapped in from close range. Seydou Traore...
WAFU B Tourney: Golden Eaglets Tackle Burkina Faso For Final Ticket
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WAFU B Tourney: Golden Eaglets Tackle Burkina Faso For Final Ticket

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets will take on Burkina Faso on Friday (today) in the semi-final of the WAFU B tournament at the Stade De Kegue, Lome. Fatai Amoo’s side came second in Group B behind Cote d’l voire who did them a big favour by edging out Ghana 3-1 on Tuesday. The Eaglets started the competition with a 1-0 loss to the Ivorians before battling to a 1-1 draw against perenial rivals Ghana. Burkina Faso on the other hand thrashed Benin Republic 5-1 in their opening game and played a 0-0 draw against Niger in their second Group A fixture. With the Eaglets scoring once in two games and wasting a number of chances coach Amoo hopes his side will discover their scoring boots this time around. “They (Burkinan Faso) are one of the favourites from what I saw of them. T...