U-17 AFCON: Nigeria Battles Burkina Faso In Quarter-final

U-17 AFCON: Nigeria Battles Burkina Faso In Quarter-final

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By Amaechi Agbo

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets will battle Burkina Faso in the quarter-final of the ongoing U-17 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON in Algeria.

Burkina Faso confirmed their passage into the last 8 on Sunday night after they defeated Cameroon 2-1 in the last Group C match.

Nigeria on their part defeated South Africa 3-2 on Saturday to book their place in the quarter-final which will hold on Thursday, May 10 at the Nelson Mandela Stadium, Algiers

Burkina Faso came 2nd in Group C with 3 points. The Group was reduced to three teams after the disqualification of South Sudan following MRI failure. Five players of South Sudan failed the MRI test .

The Quarter-Final match also serves as the U-17 FIFA World Cup qualifier as the winner will pick one of the four slot available for Africa

Full Quarter-final Fixtures

Senegal Vs South Africa
Morocco Vs Algeria
Mali Vs Congo
Nigeria Vs Burkina Faso.

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