World U17 champions Nigeria will battle Guinea this afternoon(Sunday) in the third-place match at the 11th CAF U17 Championship in Niger Republic.
Both teams battled to a 1-1 draw in their second group match with goals from Sam Diallo through a penalty kick after 17 minutes, while Kelechi Nwakali drew Nigeria level from penalty spot in the 85th minute.
The two teams have met thrice in this competition in 1995, when Nigeria won 2-1 in a group game, drew 2-2 in a group game in 2001 and drew 1-1 in the on-going edition.
The Golden Eaglets’s coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, slammed the team’s performance against Guinea in the group stage as the worst game the Eaglets have played under his reign.
Nigeria, Guinea, Mali and South Africa have all qualified for the 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup to be held in Chile in November.
The game kicks off 3pm Nigerian time while the final between Mali and South Africa kicks off at 6pm.