The home-based Super Eagles failed to secure a place in the main WAFU Nations Cup following a 2-1 loss to the Hawks of Togo on Sunday night, Completesports.com reports.
Imama Amapakabo’s men will now compete in the plate section of the competition in Senegal following the narrow defeat.
The Togolese who were the better side in the encounter, took the lead in the 16th minute through Moise Kossivi Adjah.
The Eagles rallied back and got a well deserved equaliser in the 33rd minute courtesy of Sikiru Alimi’s fine strike.
Kangnivi Ama Tchoutchoui netted the winning goal for the Togolese two minutes before the break.
It would be recalled that the Hawks defeated Nigeria 4-1 in the first leg of their 2020 African Nations Championship final qualifying round fixture lash weekend in Lome.
Both teams will clash a third time on October 19 in Nigeria to decide who will feature in next year’s CHAN in Cameroon.
By Adeboye Amosu
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