Nigeria’s amputee football team, the Special Eagles, created history on Thursday when the beat Tanzania 3-2 to progress to a historic final in the 2019 Cup of African Nations for Amputee Football (CANAF) holding in Angola.
Victor Nwenwe’s side who are making a return to the competition for the first time in six years after financial constraints prevented them from competing in past editions, will play the winner of the second semifinal between hosts and World Cup champions Angola and defending champions Liberia.
Kelvin Kingsley scored his fourth goal of the tournament with Oyeleke Sarafadeen and Grema Mohammed also getting on the score sheet in the Special Eagles hard-fought win in Benguela.
Both sides had earlier played a goalless draw in the group stages prior to meeting again in the semifinals.
Head coach Victor Nwenwe had set a target of winning a maiden continental title for Nigeria and the team now stands a game away from making further history.