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WAFU B Tourney: Golden Eaglets Walk Tight Rope After Ghana Draw

WAFU B Tourney: Golden Eaglets Walk Tight Rope After Ghana Draw

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets were held to a 1-1 draw by the Black Starlets of Ghana in their final Group B game at the WAFU B tournament in Togo on Saturday, reports Completesports.com.

Joseph Arumala gave Nigeria the lead from the spot 13 minutes from time after Abdullahi Ahmed was fouled in the box.

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The Black Starlets were awarded a penalty after Eaglets goalkeeper Destiny Emuwahen committed a foul inside the box.

The penalty was coolly converted six minutes from time.

The Eaglets will now have to wait for the result between Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire Tuesday to know if they have not been eliminated.

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  • Koladoc 3 years ago

    Ghana and Ivory Coast should just play out a draw so that these Eaglet boys can go and collect JAMB forms.

    • Hahahahaha. Like U20, like U17. Same same. If Pinnick was a political leader of a country, he would have been overthrown in a coup and jailed. Nigerian age grade, women and club football have stagnated since 2015. Even the SE is wobbling and fumbling. What do Pinnick and his board actually do? Why are they still in office? They even appointed a space filler in Yobo to the SE.

      • This is not Amaju’s fault, am not defending him but we should tell ourselves the truth, this problem is more than one man, derides NFF is not responsible for grassroots development. It is a failure the
        Ministry of sports both at the federal and state levels. How can a whole country strip Primary schools, secondary schools and all the higher institutions of inter school competitions. You cannot reap where you did not sow, you have to plant before you harvest. Nigeria must go back to school sports like it was when we were growing up. Check this out, we use to produce the fastest men and women in Africa from 100m dash to 400m, we use to have one athlete among the 100m dash finalist in every Olympics why we were growing up, Nigeria use to produces Africa`s number one football player back to back. When last did any Nigerian player came close to winning it. Our players use to dominate the transfers market amongst African exports but not anymore. We had school sports dev. in place but some administrators got to the Federal Ministry of sports and killed it because they wanted to pocket the money met for grassroots development. The embarrassment is just starting unless we urgently go back to school sports and make it compulsary for every school both public and private.

  • frank 3 years ago

    Both teams didn’t take there chances.

    • Emecco 3 years ago

      This is so shameful, we can’t beat either of Ghana or Cote d’Ivoire at both u 17 and u 20 WAFU, its so disgusting. our local football is in shambles. Even in the caf club tournaments, its been one elimination after another. Cursed be anybody that will propose any home based player for our SE.

  • GLORY 3 years ago

    Ewinya wa zakwa. Phyezyzy phyezyzy, Omafone? Ahintasin? Ehanegwagbe. Ecoachee lehé

  • Francesco A 3 years ago

    There is also a stupid CAF policy of playing youth tournaments (U17 & 20) based on regions.. Teams from Nigeria, CIV & Ghana are usually the strongest in the continent at this level. At the end of the day, CAF wont get the strongest representation in the number of slots allocated. it would be better to bin this qualification method..

  • Oakfield 3 years ago

    Deja Vu

  • Oakfield 3 years ago

    This was Exaclty the case with the eagles when our african guardiaolas were in charge. Always walking tight ropes and eventually not qualifying. It was a mount Everest task for our darling team to qualify for tournies which eventually led to us being labelled super chickens. How unfortunate and heart breaking it was back then to watch our super eagles fail to qualify for afcons and world cup and watch lower teams feature on tv. Odegbami ( the chief ex cricket international) who was shouting the heavens down whilst promoting his man fatai amok as the messiah has gotten a share of his humble pie and suddenly he has lost his voice. Those who have been clamoring for out ex internationals to handle our teams, shebi una dy see am. It will certainly be the case with the eagles when rohr is finally done with the team. Of course, he won’t stay there forever. And that’s when you people would realize that qualifying for tournies which he has made to look ordinary is not an easy task.

    • JimmyBall 3 years ago

      Be realistic and blame NFF for hiring failures… Amoo and Bosso. Is Amuneke, Ugbade and Manu not Nigerians who always gave us quality cadet teams? Finidi came and was said not to understand the Nigerian system (grease my palms)…

  • Same old story. RIP Nigerian football. These same set of people employed someone who is not qualified to handle any side, yet they drafted him into the Super Eagles and since then, the team has been winning matches and playing a fantastic brand of football.

    I think in Nigeria, they are contented with mediocrity and that is why the country is in total shambles.

  • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

    Hahahahahaha….. awesome question….pls increase the volume so that those progressive regressives at the back can hear you properly.
    Ngwa Ndi local coaches + local players….. how is your swimming and sinking going…….LMAO…!!!

  • Caf Don get Nigeria. Walaihi talai ma na ko. Chi so he be like say wcup qualification be like this ooo. Grp
    Cote de voir .Nigeria. Guinea. Cameroon..

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