The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria won the Black Starlets on penalties in the WAFU U17 tournament in Niger to qualify for the African Championship to be held in Tanzania later this year.
The game ended 1-1 at full time and Nigeria were masterful in penalties to send out Ghana 3-1 on penalties.
The victory means the Eaglets win the first WAFU B U17 Championship while the Starlets will fail to qualify for the African Championship to be played in Tanzania. In other words, Ghana will not be able to play at the U17 World Cup condemning to next generation of players into obscurity.
Nigeria will join Morocco, Cameroon, Uganda, Angola, as well as Tanzania for the final phase scheduled for Tanzania in 2019.
Coach Manu Garba’s boys weathered losing his best players to MRI at the WAFU Zone B 2019 U-17 AFCON qualifiers to win the tournament.