After a snug 2-0 win and three most factors secured against defending champions and reigning Africa’s greatest, Ghana on Sunday, Nigeria’s Flying Eagles are anticipated to maintain issues intense however agency against the Junior Etalons of Burkina Faso on Wednesday, to earn their semi-final ticket on the ongoing WAFU B U20 Championship in Niamey.
Each groups will take the pitch at 5 pm on the Stade Normal Seyni Kountché, the identical venue the place the Flying Eagles enacted a masterclass to ship African champions Ghana tumbling on Sunday. Ibrahim Muhammad and former U17 star Ahmed Abdullahi scored the objectives that downed the Black Satellites.
Coach Ladan Bosso nonetheless has the complete complement of his squad and is unwilling to relaxation any of his regulars as he seems to be sure of a spot within the final 4.
“We should method the match against Burkina Faso with even stronger dedication and want than we did for the Ghana match. A ticket to the semi-finals is essential for the time being, and we are able to then begin considering of a ticket to the final and a spot within the Africa Cup of Nations subsequent 12 months.”
Solely the 2 finalists on the WAFU B Championship in Niamey will probably be eligible for subsequent 12 months’s Africa U20 Cup of Nations, already scheduled to happen in Egypt in February/March.