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WAFU U-17 Tourney: Golden Eaglets Face Cote d’Ivoire In Semi-Final Tuesday

WAFU U-17 Tourney: Golden Eaglets Face Cote d’Ivoire In Semi-Final Tuesday

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets will face Cote d’Ivoire in the semi-final of the WAFU B U-17 Championship on Tuesday, reports Completesports.com.

Cote d’lvoire finished second in Group B behind Burkina Faso.

The Baby Elephants lost 4-2 to Burkina Faso in their final group game on Saturday (today).

Niger shocked Benin Republic 3-1 in the other group game also on Saturday.

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The Golden Eaglets are unbeaten in the competition with victories against hosts Ghana and Togo in Group A.

Burkina Faso, who are also unbeaten in competition will face Ghana in the other semi-final.

The two semi-finals will take place at the Cape Coast Stadium.

The two finalists will will feature at the Africa U-17 Cup of Nations in Algeria next year.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Chudynak 2 years ago

    I hope this information is correct. Both Benin and Ivory Coast finished on 3 points and although Ivory Coast had better goal difference, Benin were ahead based on head to head. Was it not Benin that defeated Ivory Coast in the first game of the group?

    • kenneth 2 years ago

      very correct, how ivory coast managed to be the team to face baffles me, because 3 teams had the same point. And with the head to head rule, i believe we should be facing Niger not even Benin. Well only Caf knows

    • Adebiyi Olusoji 2 years ago

      Yes. They are on 3 point but Ivory coast has a better goals than Benin cos they Beat Niger by 6 goals to 1

    • Olujjjj 2 years ago

      The game will end in 3 :3 Nigeria team wil be leading 2 :1 but Cote wil score 3 goals and Nigeria wil sweat to get the 3rd goal .. then it wil go into penalty… The best team that knows how to score penalty will win.

  • This semi-final match-up against The Ivory Coast is not a comforting one. I didn’t expect Benin Republic to lose to Niger. I would have preferred them [Benin Republic]. This Ivory Coast team can score goals and our players are not known for playing heads-up defense at any level. Not trying to be an alarmist, but you can expect a positive reaction from this Ivorian team on Tuesday after they thought they were in, then thought they were down and out, then were back in again. For them, it’s a lifeline.

    • Adebiyi Olusoji 2 years ago

      For you to be the best,they must beat the best. Nigeria all the way

  • Selfmade KING 2 years ago

    The excuses has already started hahah 

    • Kunle 2 years ago

      No excuse dude, Nigeria will beat ivory coast while Burkina Faso will beat host Ghana. Nigeria or Burkina lose will be final game.

      • Selfmade KING 2 years ago

        Bet on it let see 

      • Bobo Colorado Springs 2 years ago

        I think Ghana and Nigeria will play the final.They are the best teams so far.

  • Bobo Colorado Springs 2 years ago

    Is going to be Ghana vs Nigeria final. I am supporting both Ghana and Nigeria to qualify, both teams also look younger compared to other participating teams.

  • pompei 2 years ago

    Like Michael Corleone in THE GODFATHER movie, Ivory Coast thought they were out, BUT THEY DRAGGED THEM BACK IN.
    Win the game, and qualify for the Afcon.
    Lose, and sleep with the fishes.

  • Bobo Colorado Springs 2 years ago

    The Ivorian attack is Ok, but they have the worst defense. Burkina Faso would have scored at least 9 goals today if not for their incredible misses, always face to face with the ivorian goalkeeper. Ivory coast need to score at least 3 goals against Nigeria if they hope to win because they will conceed a lot of goals against Nigeria.

    • Chima E Samuels 2 years ago

      They’ll fix the lapses before Tuesday. Nigeria will have to conquer everything that stands on its way to be crowned Champion. We can do it!!!

  • Kunle 2 years ago

    Nigeria should defend first half because they can not deal with long ball and should reserve their energy for second half because they concede late goals a lot. All along, any tactical team will beat ivory coast hands down. Just frustrate them, you will get your goal

  • The way this age competitions are designed is not the best at all. These players are still kids not adults.
    The best for me is to have all the teams in a poll, like a league system. Th best two teams then qualify.

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