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Nigeria Clinches Third Place in WAFU Zone B U-17 Championship with Thrilling Win Over Ghana

In a pulsating encounter at the WAFU Zone B U-17 Championship, Nigeria secured a hard-fought victory over Ghana, claiming third place in a nail-biting 3-2 finish.

The match kicked off with fervor as Imrana Muhammad broke the deadlock for Nigeria, only to be answered swiftly by an own goal, leveling the score. The drama escalated when Harve Gbafa put Ghana in front, capitalizing on a defensive error from the Nigerian side. However, Abdulmuiz Adeleke ensured parity at halftime with a well-timed header.

The intensity continued into the second half, with both teams vying for supremacy. In a dramatic turn of events, Abdulmuiz Adeleke struck again in stoppage time, sealing Nigeria's victory and securing third place in the tournament.

As both teams now await clarification from CAF regarding qualification for the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations, anticipation mounts following FIFA's decision to increase Africa's slots to 10 for the next U-17 World Cup.

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