By Adeboye Amosu:
Nigeria booked a spot within the 2019 U-17 Africa Cup of Nations after beating perennial rivals, Ghana 3-1 on penalties within the final of the WAFU qualifying event on the Seyni Koutnche Stadium Niamey on Saturday, reviews Completesportsnigeria.com.
The game ended in a 1-1 draw after regulation time.
Ghana dominated the game within the first half, however had been unable to beat Golden Eaglets’ goalkeeper, John Amah who made quite a few very important saves.
The Black Starlets took a effectively deserved lead within the 54th minute.
Nigeria equalised jiffy later by way of Akinkunmi Amoo.
Both sides carved out quite a few chances afterwards however had been unable to seek out the successful goal.
In the penalty shootout, the Eaglets triumphed 3-1 and can thus be a part of seven different groups to battle for 4 World Cup slots on the 2019 U-17 AFCON event in Tanzania.
The Golden Eaglets netted three kicks however lost one, whereas the Black Starlets transformed solely one among their 4 kicks.
David Ishaya, Samson Tijani and Muhammad Ibrahim scored for Eaglets within the shootout, whereas Amoo who scored in open play lost his penalty kick.