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.
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