Flying Eagles of Nigeria hopes of qualifying for next year’s U-20 AFCON in Mauritania suffered a huge setback after they lost 1-0 to Ghana, in their Group B WAFU B Zonal qualifiers in Porto Novo, Benin Republic on Wednesday, Completesports.com reports.
The Ladan Bosso-led side needed an outright win to progress into the semi-final of the qualifiers.
But an 82nd minute goal from a free-kick condemned the Flying Eagles to their first defeat of the qualifying tournament.
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They will now have to wait for the result between Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire which will determine if they will qualify for the semi-finals.
A draw for Cote d’Ivoire will end Nigeria’s dream of qualifying for the U-20 AFCON.
In their first game against Cote d’Ivoire the Flying Eagles conceded a late goal to draw 1-1 with their West African counterparts.
By James Agberebi
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Source: Complete Sports