Nigeria’s male U-20 football team, Flying Eagles, beat their counterparts from Niger Republic, on Friday, to qualify for the Semi-final of the ongoing U20 AFCON championship.
The 1-0 win over their hosts Niger in the keenly contested final group game played in Niamey, also saw them clinching one of the four tickets to the World Cup to be staged in Poland later in the year.
Adamu Alhassan, with a sumptuous freekick in the 73rd minute, scored what turned to be the only goal of Friday’s encounter.
Flying Eagles Goalkeeper Olawale Oremade is yet to concede at this tournament, having kept another clean sheet on Friday.
With Nigeria and South Africa sealing their places on Friday, three of Africa’s flagbearers at this summer’s FIFA U20 World Cup in Poland have been known.
Senegal, who play Burkina Faso in Maradi on Saturday, have already picked a ticket while Burkina Faso are eliminated after two losses in as many matches.
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