2019 CAF men's U-17 AFCON: Nigeria beat Ghana, to represent West Zone B in Tanzania

Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Nigeria on Saturday defeated Ghana 3-1 on penalties to emerge the West Zone B representatives to the 2019 CAF Under-17 men's Nations cup (AFCON) which will be played in Tanzania.

In the final qualifying match played at the Stade Général Seyni Kountché in Niamey, both teams tied 1-1 at regulation time, but the Nigerian Golden Eaglets scored 3 goals in the penalty shootout against Ghana's 1.

In the third-place match, Niger beat Cote d'Ivoire 2-0 to take the bronze medal.

With this victory, Nigeria become the 6th team to qualify for Tanzania 2019.

Here are the qualifiers for Tanzania 2019 as at 15 Sept.

1. Tanzania (hosts) - for Central-East Zone.
2. Uganda - also for Central-East Zone.
3. Morocco - Northern Zone.
4. Cameroon - Central Zone.
5. Angola - Southern Zone
6. Nigeria - West Zone B.
-0- PANA VAO 16Sept2018

16 september 2018 04:04:14

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