Flying Eagles Clash With Mali In U-20 AFCON Semi-final Wednesday

Flying Eagles Clash With Mali In U-20 AFCON Semi-final Wednesday

Nigeria’s Flying Eagles will face fellow West Africans Mali in the semi-final of the U-20 Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday at the Stade Seyni Kountche, Niamey, reports

Mali defeated Ghana 1-0 in their final Group B game at the Maradi Stadium to book a date in the last four with the seven-time champions.

The Malians finished in second position in the group behind the young Terangha Lions of Senegal.

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The Flying Eagles top Group A with seven points with two wins and a draw from their three group games.

Nigeria and Mali also clashed in the semi-final of the U-20 WAFU Cup in Togo in December with the Flying Eagles winning 1-0 to reach the final of the sub-regional tourney.

Senegal and South Africa will clash in the other semi-final also on Wednesday at the Seyni Kountche Stadium.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • DjCh 1 year ago

    If the flying eagles could outpaced Niger the host country, Mali will fall too. 

  • Pompei 1 year ago

    Abeg, make una try ooo, make agbada no hook come Wednesday. Underrating the opponent can be hazardous.

  • Tunsak 1 year ago

    It appears a repeat of the December 2018 WAFU U-20 nations tournament is upon us where we met Mali and Senegal in the semifinals and finals respectively. The semifinal match against Mali actually ended in a 1-1 stalemate and we only came victorious 5-4 on penalties while the Senegalese who is the new sheriff in town in U-20 defeated us 2-0. This is the time for revenge, I hope the boys could take up the gauntlet.