WAFU B Tournament: Early Exit Looms As Golden Eaglets Fail To Beat Ghana

Another early exit is looming for Nigeria at the ongoing West African Football Union (WAFU) B Tournament in Lome, Togo

The country’s U-17 team, the Golden Eaglets were forced to a 1-1 draw by their Ghanian counterparts in their final group game on Saturday.

With Group B having only three teams and each team to play only two matches, Coach Fatai Amoo’s boys have their backs against the wall having lost their first game by a lone goal to Cote d’ Ivoire.

After many futile efforts in Saturday’s tie, the Eaglets got a breakthrough when they were awarded a penalty kick in the 75th minute and was converted by Joseph Arumala.

Unfortunately, Nigeria’s lead lasted barely for seven minutes as the Ghana U-17 team were also awarded their own penalty and they made no mistake; converting it to make it 1-1.

As it stands now, for Nigeria to progress to the last four, the Ivorians must beat the Black Satellites by at least two unreplied goals to stay in contention.

Few weeks back, Nigeria’s U-20 team, the Flying Eagles were also in this similar precarious situation and they ended up being bundled out early in the WAFU tournament

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