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WAFU U17: Golden Eaglet to Face Black Starlets of Ghana in Final

After the Golden Eaglet of Nigeria defeated the host nation Niger at the WAFU U17 semi final, they will now face the Black Starlets of Ghana in the final.

Ten-man Ghana battled back to beat the young Elephants of Cote d’voire 2-1 in the first semi-final tie played at the Stade General Seyni Kountche Niamey on Wednesday afternoon.

Ghana got their campaign with a 0-0 draw against Niger before beating Togo 2-1 in the next game to make it to the last four while Nigeria began with a 2-3 defeat to Burkina Faso before thrashing Cote d’voire 5-1 to advance to the semis.

The final will be staged at the – 35,000 seater Stade General Seyni Kountche, Niamey on Saturday September 15 at 7:30PM.

The winner secure an automatic qualification to the 2019 African Cup of Nations.

The Biennial International Youth Football championship is billed for May 12-26th in Dares-Salam, Tanzania.

The new format adopted by the continent football governing body – Confederation of African Football (CAF) is to increase participation at the level of teams in the qualifiers and enhanced expose and competitiveness by getting all involved.

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