Africa Soccer WAFU B U17: Golden Eaglets Defeat Niger To Claim First Win

Nigeria defeated Niger Republic by a single goal at the University of Accra Stadium on Sunday, moving them to the top of group B of the WAFU B U17 Championship, alongside Burkina Faso.

In a match that saw Nigeria play the final 27 minutes with 10 men after Chibuike Okorie was given a red card, Rapha Adams’ strong header in the 31st minute proved to be the difference between the two West African neighbours.

With the victory, the five-time world champions are now tied with Burkina Faso with four points ahead of Wednesday’s group B attrition final day.

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Burkina Faso will play three-point shooter Niger Republic at the University of Accra Stadium, while the Eaglets will play group whipping boys Togo at the Accra Sports Stadium.

The Eaglets will go to the tournament’s semifinals if they draw with the Togolese squad on Wednesday.

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