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U-20 WAFU CUP : Flying Eagles Stop Mali, To Face Senegal In Final

U-20 WAFU CUP : Flying Eagles Stop Mali, To Face Senegal In Final

Nigeria will face Senegal in the final of the U-20 WAFU Cup on Sunday after edging out Mali 5-4 on penalties in their semi-final fixture on Friday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Both countries played out a 1-1 draw in regulation time but the Flying Eagles
edged past the Malians in the ensuing penalty shootout.


The Malians took the lead in the 12th minute through Sissoko Sambou.

Nigeria equalised through Valentine Uzornwafor a minute after the break.

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Nigeria scored all five penalty kicks, while Mali’s fifth penalty was saved by Flying Eagles goalkeeper, Olawale Oremade

In the earlier semifinal, Senegal stopped hosts Niger 4-2 on penalties after they had finished 2-2 in normal time.

The final will come up on Sunday in Lome.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • The host is Niger and the final is going to take place in Lome! The last time I checked, the capital of Niger is Niamey.

    • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

      Hahahaha Abha fada, Drey Bomboy Jones Deo and ashy come see complete sports where is Tayo na wa o made in Nigeria okpetu republic! Lomé in Niger there is God o

    • It’s a test tournament.. It’s in Lome not Niger.. Niger is hosting the mean tournament in Feb 2019

    • Tunsak 3 years ago

      The host is actually Togo.

    • @Sam this WAFU Under 20 competition is being held in Togo (capital Lome).

      Next year’s CAF under 20 competition will be held in Niger.

      So the journalist asks Sub-Editor/Editor got it right in the article.

  • April fool in December? Haba, CSN.

  • In conventional media outlets, you have the journalist, sub-editor and chief editor.

    The journalist gathers the news, records the facts and prepare the article.

    The sub-editor ensures that the article is free of potentially embarrassing errors before going to print.

    The editor gives all articles his/her blessing before final publication and provides framework and oversights for editorial work.

    What I have seen from recent errors in CSN articles is that the journalists appear to be performing 2 roles in 1 with the consequences of these laid bare for the whole world to see in the quality of the final article (which have often been to subject of ridicule by readers and commentators).

    With the internet, the media landscape is changing. Many publications simply do not have the resources to employ journalists and sub-editors due to shrinking department budget brought about by loss of advertising revenue as more adverts migrate online.

    So, the poor Journalist is now expected to be the writer and sub-editor at the same time – effectively doing two jobs for one low pay.

    Journalist are now so over-worked and underpayed leading to the kinds of mistakes we are sadly becoming accustomed to in CSN articles.

    Look below are the description of the job of the Sub-editor, then you will see where the blames should actually lie:

    “Press sub-editors, or subs, check the written text of newspapers, magazines or websites before it is published. They are responsible for ensuring the correct grammar, spelling, house style and tone of the published work. Subs make sure that the copy is factually correct and that it suits the target market.”

    • Bomboy 3 years ago

      Deo, I don’t expect you to own up in a public forum that you work with the print media, but I can bet on it that you do.


      • I feel the same way tho. He’s probably a freelancer that writes for CSN occasionally. He’s a good writer tho(I mean Deo not CSN one naira journalists)

  • Greenturf 3 years ago

    Let us not overemphasize or in other words overstress this errors by our poor journalist making him a subject of ridicule and overlooking the article which illustrates the victory of our young heros.
    Recently our teams are playing in basically every finals of tournaments in the continent.
    Our sand eagles got to the finals if the beach soccer tournament which led to qualification for the global tournament in Paraguay.Prior to that our falcons qualified for the female world cup and winning for the 3rd consecutive time the biennial championship.Our chan eagles got to the Wafu and Chan finals respectively though were sadly beaten but not a similar case with the golden eaglets who won the regional championship beaten the black starlets in the finals.
    I can proudly say we are the giants in Africa.With this unbelievable consistency and the form of our super eagles I am proud to be a Nigerian and there is no country in the continent to boast of this amazing feat that requires great courage and skills by our heros.
    God bless Nigeria.

    • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

      Well said Green! Just that sometimes we can’t stop laughing at certain things, mistake happens but up till this minute they are yet to correct their error by a simple edit. This should tell you they just post news and don’t come back to see reactions! SMH

      • Bomboy 3 years ago

        CSN is an authoritative voice in sports news, but they need to ‘sandpaper’ their rough edges. We won’t accept any excuses from them!

    • And let’s not forget also that West Africa are the per hour of African football. And the strongest region.

      Ghana, Nigeria, Mali, Senegal, Burkina Faso are no push overs. Togo, Niger, Guinea are up and coming as well.

      Nigeria is also in the finals of the Copa Coca cola competition for under 15 school boys

      North Africa seems to be lagging behind on age group football but doing very well at the senior level.

      Competition is fierce at under 17, 20 and 23 levels and we normally find our way to the final. And normally with less than perfect preparation. Could this be the reason why we normally start a competition slowly?

      Rangers are today in Algeria for a CAFCC match there after a26 hour journey. No doubt it’ll have an effect on their stamina and condition

  • So this old men are under 20 abi?,even the keeper,ok me i am 35 already but i strongly believe that my grand mum will be 15 years,liers