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WAFU-17 tourney: Golden Eaglets outshine Cote d’lvoire zoom into final

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Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets are through to the final of the WAFU B U-17 Championship after rallying back from a goal down to beat Cote d’ivoire 3-1 in their semi-final clash at the Cape Coast Stadium on Tuesday.

The Golden Eaglets also booked a spot at the Africa U-17 Cup of Nations following the win.

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The Ivorians took the lead from the penalty spot in the second minute.

The Eaglets fought their way back with Emmanuel Michael netting the equaliser from a free-kick on the half hour mark.

Nduka Ugbade’s boys took the lead for the first time in the game two minutes before the break through another free-kick converted by Michael.

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They then put the game beyond the Ivorians a minute after the hour mark when Abdullahi Abubakar Idris nodded home from a free-kick.

Cote d’Ivoire were reduced to 10 men in the 64th minute when Makhete Moustapha N’diaye was sent off for a poor tackle.

The Golden Eaglets will face the winner of the second semi-final between hosts Ghana and Burkina Faso in the final at the Cape Coast Stadium on Saturday.

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