Ghana falls and Nigeria meets Ivory Coast in semi-finals

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Nigeria’s U-20 national team, the Flying Eagles, will now face Ivory Coast in the semi-final of the ongoing WAFU B Tournament, while defending champions Ghana have been eliminated.

Ghana, who were beaten by Nigeria in their opening match of the tournament, were also beaten 2-1 by Burkina Faso at GSK Stadium on Saturday.

The result puts Nigeria atop Group B with 4 points, equal to second place Burkina Faso, but Flying Eagles have a better goal difference.

This means that Nigeria will now face Ivory Coast, who finished second in group A, while the Republic of Benin will face Burkina Fase in the other semi-final.

The matches will be played on Tuesday of next week.

WAFU B Tournament Matches

Nigeria v Ivory Coast.

The Republic of Benin v Burkina Faso

Only the two finalists from the WAFU B Championship in Niamey will be eligible for next year’s Africa U-20 Cup of Nations, already scheduled to take place in Egypt in February/March.

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