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Nigeria, Ghana Renew Rivalry In U-20 AFCON Qualifiers

Nigeria, Ghana Renew Rivalry In U-20 AFCON Qualifiers

Eternal rivals Nigeria and Ghana have been drawn in Group B of the WAFU Zone B U-20 Cup of Nations, reports Completesports.com.

The young Stallions of Burkina Faso are the other team in the group.


Nigeria and Ghana played out a 1-1 draw in the last edition of the competition.

Group A contains hosts Niger, Ivory Coast, Togo and Benin.

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The winners and runners up in each group will qualify for the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations to be staged in Egypt.

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The Black Satellites of Ghana are the defending champions of the competition.

The competition will run from May 7 to May 20 in Niamey , Niger Republic.


Group A: Niger, Benin, Ivory Coast Togo

Group B: Ghana, Nigeria, Burkina Faso

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Dr. Drey 8 months ago

    With Ladan Bosso in charge of the flying eagles again…..Father, into your hands, I commend our spirit.

    The thunder that has been firing Nigerian football since the God of the just started fighting for the just, seems not to be abating any moment soon.

    Thunder is about to strike twice…..LMAOOooo

    • Glory 8 months ago

      Lolzzz…. Honestly @ Dr Drey, I aint expecting anything good with Ladan Bosso u-20. Ugbade U-17 maybe yes.

  • Chidi 8 months ago

    Prayer partly answer, we need the black stars after the WC.

    • Selfmade KING 8 months ago

      We want more eagle meat lol!

      The jollof is well worked but the eagle meat isn’t enough for 30 million Ghanaians and hence we want more eagle meat haha 

      We hungry for some eagle wings haha 

      The babe eagles 

      • Nigerians should not be expectant of any thing good from the u-20 and U-17.

        We are just appointing coaches now, while other countries have been in camp since December 2021.

        This competition is less than a month away while the U-17 is start in June.

        What miracles are we expecting from the coaches? In those days, our junior teams camp for between 8-12 months before major competition.

      • Pls now don’t eat us finish . ….let Nigeria eat small ..Ghana don’t finish Nigeria now

  • I don’t even care any longer.

    Since NFF has make Nigeria boys teams coaching crews at all levels a government appointment and allow mediocre to run our mrn teams.

    It’s only our female teams that interest me for now.

    Let them keep on doing whatever they like with the male team. NFF will continue to withness the result.

    Can you imagine Nigeria without trophy in any of our male team for the past six years. Even to qualify for global competitions is big problem.

    God bless our female teams that are still putting smiles on the faces of Nigerians.

    God will judge all of you that are messing up our men football

  • Selfmade KING 8 months ago

    We are eliminating the babe eagles too lol

    • Glory 8 months ago

      @ Self-made, it’s difficult to agree less but truth is, Ghana is reaping off our pathetic coaching standard as well as epileptic football administration; definitely not in terms of players quality. Nigeria/SE comes first but also a fan of black stars and the indomitable lions of Cameroon hence will be supporting both at the world cup while trusting them to represent us well. The mistake Ghana will make is to axe Dede Ayew. Hope they get wise.

      • Selfmade KING 8 months ago

        Wishing nothing but the best bro 

        Nigeria will be back even stronger tho but ghana ll still be waiting lol

  • pablo 8 months ago

    How do you like your eagle wings?
    Mild or spicy?
    Lolz. Za Za Za!

  • Ladan Bosso came close to defeating Ghana at the last Under-20 Wafu Cup in December 2020. Questionable officiating and a deplorable pitch let him down. Surprisingly, the brand of football played by the Flying Eagles was discernable and exciting. They actually had a goal controversially chopped off (video below).

    I am very optimistic about the chances of the Flying Eagles under Bosso this time around.


    • Selfmade KING 8 months ago

      Ghana went on to win the caf under 20 tournament in Mauritania!!

      Ghana under 20 are the giant in AFRICA!! 

    • Chima E Samuels 8 months ago

      @Deo Ladan Bosso is not the way forward for us. Bosso has failed and failed and failed, you can check his record so it doesn’t seem like I Hate him. Pinnick is good at hiring Yes-Boss-Men that he can use for his own personal gains. Manu Garba lost just once and that was the end of him, even though he has won a gold medal at world level before,and plays a very effective brand of football. Manu also discovered Ndidi, Iheanacho and lots of young exciting talents. Yet Pinnick choose to hire serial failure Bosso. Ask kelechi Iheanacho what happened the last time Ghana faced a team managed by Manu Garba if the scores was not over 5 goals? Nigeria football needs Mike Emenalo for proper management so that Pinnick can continue with his power chasing at FIFA.

      • Thanks Chima. I agree with you that Bosso’s track record is not entirely glittering. I also concur that Manu Garba has commendable achievements in youth football. But I guess, as a fan, I try to which the relevant national team all the best despite who may be the coach.

        Additionally, I was pleasantly surprised and impressed woth how he set the team up in the 2020 wafu under 20 cup.

        I can only pray that the team build up on that performance. If they get the rub of the green in games, I genuinely think they will do well.

    • Selfmade KING 8 months ago

      Ghana still beat the babe eagles haha 


      • @self made, in don do now!!! We will support Ghana in WC don’t worry.

        God has ordain it to be so we can’t fight against that.

        Let our se go through the process of cleasen for a while.They were polluted with bad decisions by our NFF.

        • Selfmade KING 8 months ago

          Thanks u for ur support boss!! I always support Nigeria whenever Ghana isn’t involve tho 

      • Chidera 8 months ago

        What is doing this one.
        Do you think it’s all the same players that won the last AFCON tournament that’ll play this one. It’s an age-grade tournament, if you’ve forgotten.
        Let’s see how things go first before you start bragging.

        Bragging when Ghana doesn’t even have the most AFCON wins in U-20

  • Coache 8 months ago

    The bad news is that some of the players will read and know how Nigerians don’t have confidence in these Mallo coaches forced on them. It will definitely affect their PSYCHE. Resulting in colossal losses.

    Those appointments tells a lot that several of you don’t know. The North believes that no matter how read the Yorubas and Igbo are, they must rule over US. It is becoming LOUDER AND LOUDER NOW EVEN IN FOOTBALL. SURELY THERE IS AN END IN JESUS NAME. God will deliver us

  • Igbekun Abo 8 months ago

    Only the heavens can bring something good to any team. For those ordinary men who are not expecting anything good from Ladan Bosso’s team, we shall see.
    It is not only players that deserve prayers when they are not earning their wages because of laziness or too much social media activities. Even coaches deserve prayers. Shame will soon come to some people.

  • okponku 8 months ago

    Whenever you hear say Eguavon, Ladan B, Aigbodun, Salisu, Amakpakpo, Danjuma dey Coach any Team just dey go do other things because nothing good go show from such coaches. But wetin dey shock me be say upon their failures, them still dey get coaching jobs. No be juju be that?