The Nigerian Golden Eaglets have arrived in Algiers in preparation for their quarterfinal match against Burkina Faso on Thursday at the ongoing CAF U17 African Nations Cup.
The five-time World Champions played all of their group matches in Constantine, but they will now travel to Algiers for the crucial quarterfinal match against Burkina Faso.
Nigeria, who placed second in group B with six points from three games, will play Burkina Faso, which placed second in group C with three points from two games.
Five of South Sudan’s players failed the required Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) exam, excluding the team from the competition.
This left only Cameroon, Burkina Faso, and Mali, the group’s champion, with six points after defeating both Cameroon and Burkina Faso.
At the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Algiers, Nigeria and Burkina Faso will square off on Thursday in a contest for a spot in the semi-final and a World Cup ticket.
At the FIFA U17 World Cup in 2023, all semifinalists will represent Africa.