Tag: U-17 WAFU Zone B

Ekong Lauds Golden Eaglets After AFCON Qualification
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Ekong Lauds Golden Eaglets After AFCON Qualification

William Troost-Ekong, Super Eagles assistant captain, has congratulated Nigeria’s representatives at the 2021 WAFU B tournament, the Golden Eaglets for reaching the final. The U17 side qualified for the final of the WAFU B U17 tournament and also secured a place at the U17 Afcon in Morocco with a 1-0 win over Burkina Faso on Friday. The team won the match with a strike in the 77th minutes by Michael Emmanuel Papo to book a place in the final. The Fatai Amoo’s side qualified for the Semi-finals of the tournament in Togo thanks to a superior goal difference over Ghana after Cote d’Ivoire beat Ghana in the last match of the group stage. Ekong took to his social media handle immediately after the match to congratulate the team. He wrote, “Well done boys! Keep making us proud! Ne...
U-17 WAFU Zone B: Golden Eaglets Qualify For Semi-finals
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U-17 WAFU Zone B: Golden Eaglets Qualify For Semi-finals

The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria have secured a semi-finals qualification at the U-17 WAFU Zone B qualifiers in Lome, Togo. The Nigerian team, coached by Fatai Amoo qualified for the next round after Cote d’Ivoire beat Ghana 3-1 in their second Group B game on Tuesday. The Eaglets earlier lost 1-0 to Cote d’Ivoire in their first game before playing out a 1-1 draw with Ghana in their second match. With the results, Nigeria needed Cote d’Ivoire to beat Ghana by a wider goal margin before the Eaglets could progress to the last four. Cote d’Ivoire finished the group as winners while the Nigerian side trailed as second with one point. Nigeria advanced to the semi-finals despite having a point each with Ghana due to superior goals difference. The Eaglets scored a greater number of go...