U-20 WAFU Cup: Flying Eagles Pip Ghana, To Face Mali In Semi-Final

Published on: 13 December 2018

Nigeria’s U-20 side, the Flying Eagles breezed into the semi-finals of the U-20 WAFU Cup in Lome, Togo following a 4-2 win against perennial rivals, Ghana.

Paul Aigbogun’s men who were held to a goalless draw by Niger in their opening game in the competition finished top of Group B with four points.

The Flying Eagles will face Mali in the semi-final 2018 U-20 WAFU Cup, while Niger will do battle with Senegal in the other last four clash.

Ghana took the lead through Emmanuel Toku on the half hour mark, while Emmanuel Effiom equalised for Nigeria on the dot of half time.

The Flying Eagles took the lead for the first time in the game few minutes after the break with Ibrahim Babawo converting from the spot.

Enyimba winger, Wasiu Alalade netted Nigeria’s third goal of the game nine minutes from time.

Effiom scored his second of the game in stoppage time, while Ghana reduced the deficit few minutes later.