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WAFU Cup: Nigeria To Face Benin In Semi-Finals; Ghana Battle Niger

WAFU Cup: Nigeria To Face Benin In Semi-Finals; Ghana Battle Niger

Nigeria’s home-based Super Eagles will face familiar foes Benin Republic in the semi-final of the 2017 West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Cup of Nations in Ghana on Thursday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

The pairing was confirmed following Benin Republic’s 2-1 win against Niger Republic in the final game in Group B on Tuesday which saw them top the group on six points.

Despite the defeat to Benin, Niger still qualified as second in Group B on four points and will take on hosts Ghana in the other semi-final also on Thursday.

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In Group B’s other game, Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal both played out a 0-0 draw hence crashing out.

The home-based Eagles eliminated Benin 2-1 on aggregate in the qualifiers for the 2018 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN).

The first leg in Cotonou ended 1-0 in favour of Benin before the home-based Eagles triumphed 2-0 in the reverse fixture in Kano to qualify for the CHAN 2018 in Kenya.

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  • No complaint here as Benin are very much beatable again. No room for amendment here. You lose you lose, you win you win. Nothing like draw as penalty must decide as the winner must emerge. So dot all ‘i’ and cross your ‘t.’ All the best.

    • PapaFem 6 years ago

      It’s Nigeria against Nigeria. Half of the Squirrels are of Nigerian origin. Just like Razak Omotoyossi, their Yoruba names have been corrupted to refelect their Francophone affliation.