WAFU U-17: Golden Eaglets Beat Ghana In Five-Goal Thriller

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets earned a place at the 2024 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations after beating hosts Ghana 3-2 in their third-place match on Tuesday.

The Eaglets took the lead in the ninth minute when Imrana Muhammad lashed the ball into the net after a goalmouth scramble.

Ghana equalized 10 minutes later when a Nigerian defender unwittingly put the ball into his own net

Three-time world champions Ghana took the lead for the first time in the game in the 27th minute when Harve Gbafa profited from a defensive blunder to beat goalkeeper Dominic Chinedu in goal for Nigeria.

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Six minutes later, Abdulmuiz Adeleke, who got a brace in the Eaglets’ 3-0 defeat of Togo in their final group phase match, rattled Starlets’ goalkeeper Michael Armah, but the ball was cleared out of danger.

The Eaglets were unrelenting, and

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