WAFU Zone B U-20: Bosso Seeks Continental Glory With Flying Eagles

May 20 06:05 2022

As the National U. 20 team (Flying Eagles) seeks a continental glory today against their next door neighbours Benin Republic, in the WAFU Zone B U-20 Qualifiers, Coach Ladan Bosso has promised a good outing for his boys and are ready to go all out for the trophy.

Quoting his words, Bosso said “We are happy to have the AFCON ticket under our belts now, but we want more. The Cup is now within reach and we will go all out for it. We want to be WAFU B champions. That will give us tremendous boost going into the African championship next year.”

Both countries have already qualified for the 17th Africa U20 Cup of Nations Egypt 2023. Today’s encounter will determine which team is the best U20 squad in the zone.

Nigeria emerged winners of their pool in the group phase, while Benin Republic came tops of their group above second placed Cote d’Ivoire. They then defeated Burkina Faso, second placed team in Group B, 2-1 in the first semi finals match on Wednesday.

Nigeria who are seven-times African champions also defeated Cote d’Ivoire 2-1 after extra time in a tense and turgid affair at the Stade General Seyni Kountché, the winner coming from the penalty spot 21 minutes into extra time after both teams were locked at 1-1 following regulation time.

Friday’s encounter will confer bragging rights on the winning side and immense confidence going into next year’s continental finals.

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