Nigeria edge Ghana to book U-17 AFCON spot


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Accra, Sept. 16, GNA – The Black Starlets of
Ghana succumbed to painful defeat against their continental rivals, Nigeria, as
they missed out on the 2019 U-17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), slated for
Tanzania.

The Black Starlets lost 3-1 on penalties after
regulation time ended in a 1-1 stalemate as Nigeria, were crowned Champions of
the West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Zone B tournament that wa

Accra, Sept. 16, GNA – The Black Starlets of
Ghana succumbed to painful defeat against their continental rivals, Nigeria, as
they missed out on the 2019 U-17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), slated for
Tanzania.

The Black Starlets lost 3-1 on penalties after
regulation time ended in a 1-1 stalemate as Nigeria, were crowned Champions of
the West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Zone B tournament that was held in Niger.

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets would join Morocco,
Cameroon, Uganda, Angola, and Tanzania for the U-17 AFCON to be held in
Tanzania.

After a scoreless first half, Akinkunmi Amoo
levelled the scores for Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets after Ghana had opened the
scoring in the early stages of the first half.

Both sides had series of chance to win the
game in full time but couldn’t capitalize.

Ghana’s Alhassan Uzair, Sampson Agyapong,
Abdul Fatau Isaaku all missed their respective spot kicks with Ebenezer Adade
scoring from the spot.

Nigeria David Ishaya, Sampson Tijani, Mohammed
Ibrahim all scored from the spot with Amoo misplacing his kick.

Meanwhile, hosts Niger defeated Ivory Coast
2-0 in the third place match as Nigeria’s Sampson Tijani was adjudged the best
player of the tournament.

GNA


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