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The Flying Eagles of Nigeria have qualified for the 2023 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations.

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The Flying Eagles of Nigeria have qualified for the 2023 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Egypt, after defeating Côte D’ivoire 2-1 after extra time in the second semi-final of the WAFU ZONE B tournament in Niger Republic.

Daniel Daga gave the Flying Eagles the lead in the first half but the Ivorians equalized on the stroke of half time.

After both teams failed to find the winner after 90 minutes, the game went into extra-time with Ibrahim Yahaya scoring from the penalty spot to earn the Flying Eagles the win.

The Ladan Bosso-led side will now take on Benin Republic in the final of the regional competition on Friday after they ousted Burkina Faso 2-1 yesterday to qualify for the final and also next year’s U-20 AFCON.

Written by: Enwongo Udo

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