The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria have qualified for the final of the ongoing West Africa Football Union (WAFU) B finals and the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals after defeating  Group A winners Burkina Faso at the Stade Kegue.

Emmanuel Papo gave Nigeria, who also won the African championship in 2001 and 2007, the crucial ticket with his 77th-minute goal, with the Burkinabes unable to respond until the final whistle.

The victory means the five-time world champions are now not only eligible to battle for the tournament’s trophy on Wednesday but have also joined the teams that have qualified for the 2021 U17 Africa Cup of Nations holding in Morocco 13th – 31st March.



There are very few things in life that make me happy, but talking and writing Sports has to be at the top. I honed my broadcasting skills at the University of Lagos Radio Station and have free-lanced for platforms like Top Radio and Superscreen TV amongst others. Deji loves running commentaries on Football matches and Athletics, and is now a Junior Sports Writer at Making of Champions. He hopes to become a Sports Agent in the future.


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