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U-20 WAFU Cup: Flying Eagles Pip Ghana, To Face Mali In Semi-Final

U-20 WAFU Cup: Flying Eagles Pip Ghana,  To Face Mali In Semi-Final

Nigeria’s U-20 side, the Flying Eagles breezed into the semi-finals of the U-20 WAFU Cup in Lome, Togo following a 4-2 win against perennial rivals, Ghana.

Paul Aigbogun’s men who were held to a goalless draw by Niger in their opening game in the competition finished top of Group B with four points.


The Flying Eagles will face Mali in the semi-final 2018 U-20 WAFU Cup, while Niger will do battle with Senegal in the other last four clash.

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Ghana took the lead through Emmanuel Toku on the half hour mark, while Emmanuel Effiom equalised for Nigeria on the dot of half time.

The Flying Eagles took the lead for the first time in the game few minutes after the break with Ibrahim Babawo converting from the spot.

Enyimba winger, Wasiu Alalade netted Nigeria’s third goal of the game nine minutes from time.

Effiom scored his second of the game in stoppage time, while Ghana reduced the deficit few minutes later.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Fasasi Kunle 3 years ago

    I do not understand, how 4-2 defeat would be PIP.

    • Maybe it has been a long time the reporter used that word “Pip”. So he just had to use it regardless.

    • My brother this csn journalist’s dnt knw anything at all,

  • Enyimba winger, Wasiu Alalade under-20? I know these things happen, but Alalade keep? Same Alalade of Enyimba? Yes, he’s a brilliant player, but maybe I didn’t see his face well the last time. It must have been double vision.

  • All these one semester a session graduates we produce in nigeria, i bow for unaooo.
    How in the world of soccer do you call a 4:2 victory a pip?
    Abi you think sey na basketball match be that?

  • Pompei 3 years ago

    Pip……..Pip……….Piiiiiiiip! That’s final whistle na.

    • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

      Correct Man…! U too sabi..! U don get am. Na final whistle d journalist bin dey yan about. lolz

  • Perhaps ‘PIP’ in this context means ‘powerful in pulverising’. As a headline, it would read:


  • Lol the journalist/writer would be crying in his room now. Una don’t finish am.

    • Hahaha lol johnney edward and adeboye amosu are babies writer dey no sabi anything at all,they use same pic of poeple for morethan one year,

  • The word Pip also means to defeat thoroughly. I don’t think it is out of place.The Ghanians were thoroughly beaten by our flying Eagles.Up Nigeria!!!

    • greenturf 3 years ago

      You are right Mark.The journalist is spot on.Though the word pip can be easily taken as small or slightly but the journalist is right.

    • How can pip also mean thoroughly?

      I actually fact-checked this and below was what I discovered:

      “pip UK US

      to beat someone either by a very small amount or right at the end of a competition:

      Example:I got through to the final interview, but I was pipped at the post (= in the final stage) by a candidate with better qualifications.” dictionary.cambridge.org

      • I’ve always seen pip used only to imply a 1-0 scoreline. Which one is beat thoroughly again. This writer is wrong. He could have just used walloped Ghana 4-2 if English dey hungry am use

  • As long as we understand his message, there is no need to argue over the use of the word. Have seen British making mistakes while speaking English despite the fact that the language is theirs. We should grow up as a nation and stop castigating people.