Ghana faces Nigeria in Milo U-13 Championship final

Ghana opened defense of the Milo U-13 African Championship title with a 5-0 win over Kenya on Thursday, to book a place in the finals.

The Nestle Milo U-13 African Championship is currently underway in Lagos – Nigeria with teams from four African countries competing for one trophy.

Tamale based Zogbeli L/A primary school team which is representing Ghana put up a splendid display of Ghanaian football in the second semi final game and were the toast of the fans in the stadium from the beginning to the end of the game.

Abubakar Abdul Rauf, Haruna Abdulai, and the youngest player in the team, Nuhu Abdulai got three 3 goals for the Tamale lads before the first half ended. In the second half, the team’s talisman and best player of the U-13 Championship in Ghana added the fourth goal with a lovely volley shot from the centre circle before Mohammed Abdul Rahman sealed it with a similar shot to make it 5 nil for the Ghanaians.

Earlier in the day, hosts Nigeria came from a goal down to defeat South Africa  4-1 to book their place in the final and will thus face Ghana today, Saturday, May 30, 2014, for the gold medal.

Kenya and South Africa will however have the chance to win a consolation for themselves as they battle each other for the bronze medal in the 3rd place match before the finals.

The biennial Milo -13 Championships is sponsored by Nestle Ghana Limited and is focused on developing future champions for participating countries.

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