Ticket for the Flying Eagles semi-finals against Burkina Faso

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After a comfortable 2-0 win and three maximum points secured against reigning and reigning African best champions Ghana on Sunday, Nigeria’s Flying Eagles are set to keep things intense but firm against Burkina Faso’s Junior Stallions on Wednesday, to win their semi-final ticket to the ongoing WAFU B U20 Championship in Niamey.

The two teams will enter the pitch at 5 p.m. at the Stade General Seyni Kountché, the same venue where the Flying Eagles staged a masterclass to tumble African champions Ghana on Sunday. Ibrahim Muhammad and former U17 star Ahmed Abdullahi scored the goals that brought down the Black Satellites.

Coach Ladan Bosso still has his full squad and doesn’t want to rest any of his regulars as he looks to secure a place in the last four.

“We have to approach the match against Burkina Faso with even more determination and desire than we did for the match against Ghana. A ticket to the semi-finals is essential at the moment, and then we can start thinking about a ticket to the final and a place in the Africa Cup of Nations next year.

Only the two finalists of the WAFU B Championship in Niamey will be eligible for next year’s U20 Africa Cup of Nations, already scheduled in Egypt in February/March.

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