The Nigeria Amputee Football team will play Tanzania in the semifinal of the 2019 Cup of African Nations for Amputee Football (CANAF) after they finished second behind hosts Angola in the group stage.
The Special Eagles already through to the semifinal following their 1-0 win over Sierra Leone, needed to defeat hosts Angola in their last group game to finish in top place but settled for a 2-2 draw which saw the World Champions nick top spot on goals difference.
Nigeria were 2-1 up through goals from Ezeji Kennedy – his third in the competition – and Muhammed Grema and were headed for victory before the hosts snatched a late equaliser in the game played at the Benguela Stadium on Tuesday.
Both teams finished the group stage on 11 points but Angola secured top spot on goals difference.
Unbeaten Nigeria who are making a return to the tournament after a six-year hiatus could yet face the hosts again in the final if both sides progress past their semifinal opponents.
Nigeria play Tanzania while Angola will face defending champions Liberia with both matches slated for Thursday, 10 October in Benguela.