Ghana fail to qualify for U-17 AFCON after defeat to Nigeria in WAFU final

By Mutala Yakubu
Black Starlets of Ghana failed to beat Nigeria in the final
Black Starlets of Ghana failed to beat Nigeria in the final

The Black Starlets of Ghana failed to qualify for qualify for U-17 AFCON after losing on penalties to Nigeria in the final of WAFU U17 tournament in Niger.

Ghana after drawing their first game with host Niger managed to beat Togo and Ivory Coast to make the final.

The match ended 1-1 and the Golden Eaglets were masterful in penalties to dispatch the Black Starlets 3-1 on penalties.

The victory means Nigeria win the first WAFU B U17 Championship while Ghana will fail to qualify for the African Championship to be played in Tanzania.

This means Ghana will not be able to play at the Fifa U-17 World Cup next year.

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Nigeria will join Morocco, Cameroon, Uganda, Angola, and Tanzania for the final phase scheduled for Tanzania in 2019.

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