Flying Eagles of Nigeria suffered a 1-0 defeat to the Black Satellites of Ghana, in their second and final group game of the WAFU B U-20 tournament.

The Ladan Bosso’s tutored side had played out a 1-1 draw against Cote d’Ivoire in their opening encounter and needed a win over West African rivals Ghana to to qualify for the semi-finals.

However, Nigeria failed to shine inside the Stade Charles de Gaulles as they conceded a goal from a freekick which now leaves their fate in the hands of Ghana.Rohr-Bosso

The Flying Eagles had the ball in the net two minutes before the break, but it was ruled out due to a handball in the build-up. Nigeria dominated possession in the second half but they could not convert their chances. Ghana made them pay as a late freekick gave them the win.

The result leaves the Flying Eagles on the brink of elimination and will need Ghana to beat Cote d’Ivoire by more than a goal to have a chance of qualifying for the semi-final stages. Ghana are top of the group with three points while placed Cote d’Ivoire have the same point as bottom placed Nigeria on one point.

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