Golden Eaglets Lose WAFU U-17 To Cote d’ Ivoire

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A file photo of Golden Eaglets players representing Nigeria at the ongoing WAFU U-17 Cup tournament in Lome, Togo.
Golden Eaglets Lose WAFU U-17 To Cote d' Ivoire - Vantage News Nigeria
A file photo of Golden Eaglets players representing Nigeria at the ongoing WAFU U-17 Cup tournament in Lome, Togo.

The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria, on Monday, lost the finals of the WAFU U-17 Cup tournament by 2-3 to the Baby Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire.

Cote d’Ivoire took a 3-goal lead before the Golden Eaglets started a late fight back to earn a respectable result in Lome, Togo.

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The Golden Eaglets miraculously qualified for the semi finals of the tournament on goals different after Cote d’Ivoire did the team a big favour by beating Ghana 3-1 to give Nigeria a superior goals difference against Ghana having beaten Nigeria 1-0 in the group.

Despite the disappointing finals result, Nigeria alongside tournament winners, Cote d’Ivoire picked tickets to the 2021 Africa U17 Cup of Nations scheduled for Morocco from 13th -31st March.

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The third place match was won by Burkina Faso’s Baby Stallions after an 11-10 penalty shoot-out win over Niger Republic following 1-1 full time draw.

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