WAFU Cup: Flying Eagles, Golden Eaglets In Difficult Qualifying Groups

WAFU Cup: Flying Eagles, Golden Eaglets In Difficult Qualifying Groups

Nigeria’s U-20 and U-17 boys have been presented with tough tasks in the races for next year’s youth continental championships.

At the Draws conducted Tuesday, seven-time African champions, Flying Eagles of Nigeria were housed in the same Group B as Ghana’s Black Satellites and the Junior Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire for the WAFU B U-20 Tournament taking place in the Republic of Togo 18th November – 2nd December.

Hosts Togo, Niger Republic, Benin Republic and Burkina Faso will battle it out in Group A of the tournament, from which the champion team will qualify to represent the zone at the 2021 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations that will hold in Mauritania.

Also Tuesday, WAFU B secretariat made the draw for the WAFU B U-17 Tournament holding in Benin Republic in December.

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets, champions of Africa in 2001 and 2007, and five-time world champions, will contend with the Black Starlets of Ghana and the Baby Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire also in Group B. The tournament holds 5th – 20th December.

Group A has hosts Benin Republic, Niger Republic, Burkina Faso and Togo. The winner of the tournament will represent the zone at the 2021 U-17 Africa Cup of Nations that will take place in Morocco in the month of March.

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