Nigerian Flying Eagles will confront their next door neighbours, Benin Republic in the final of the Qualifying African Cup of Nations, U20 tagged Niger 2022 to determine which of the two teams is the best U20 squad in the West African Football Union B Zone at the Stade General Seyni Kountché.
Recalled that the two teams have already qualified for the 17th Africa U20 Cup of Nations Egypt 2023.
Nigeria and Benin Republic emerged winners of their pool in the group phase, above second –placed Cote d’Ivoire, and then defeated Burkina Faso, second –placed team in Group B, 2-1 in the first semi-finals match on Wednesday.
The Flying Eagles which have won the trophy seven time, defeated Cote d’Ivoire 2-1 after extra time.
Meanwhile, Nigerian Coach, who incidentally is the President of Nigeria Football Coaches Association, NFCA, Ladan Bosso said on Thursday that his boys are ready to go all out for the trophy.
His words, “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.”