WAFU B U17 Championship: Golden Eaglets Pick First Win, Go Top With 4 Points


The Golden Eaglets picked up their first win of the WAFU B U17 Championship after a lone-goal defeat of Niger Republic at the University of Accra Stadium on Sunday despite being reduced to 10 men.

Rapha Adams’ powerful header in the 31st minute was the difference between the two West African neighbours in a match in which Nigeria played the final 27 minutes with 10 men after Chibuike Okorie was shown the red card.

Victory means the five-time world champions climbed to four points, same as Burkina Faso, ahead of the closing day of group B attrition on Wednesday when the Eaglets confront group whipping boys Togo at the Accra Sports Stadium, while Burkina Faso square up to three-pointer Niger Republic at the University of Accra Stadium.

A draw against the Togolese team on Wednesday will guarantee the Eaglets a place in the tournament’s semi-finals.