Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets gear up for grueling WAFU B U17 AFCON qualifiers


As the WAFU B U17 AFCON qualifying tournament kicks off in Ghana, defending champions Nigeria find themselves facing a formidable challenge to retain their title.

Drawn into Group B alongside tough opponents Burkina Faso, Togo, and Niger, the Golden Eaglets must summon all their skill and determination to secure a path to the U17 AFCON finals.

Having triumphed in the regional final in 2022 with a hard-fought victory over Burkina Faso, Nigeria knows the journey to defend their crown won’t be easy. Familiar rivals Togo and Niger, alongside Burkina Faso, pose significant threats, each eager to secure their own passage to the prestigious U17 AFCON.

With Burkina Faso’s impressive performance in the last U17 AFCON, finishing third, the anticipation for intense encounters in Group B is palpable. Every match promises to be a test of skill, strategy, and sheer determination as these young talents vie for supremacy on the pitch.

Thursday’s fixtures will see Burkina Faso facing off against Nigeria, while Togo takes on Niger in Group B showdowns. The stakes couldn’t be higher, with a spot in the U17 AFCON awaiting the victors of this fiercely contested qualifying tournament.

Led by their experienced coaching staff and guided by the spirit of champions, Nigeria enters the tournament with confidence but fully aware of the challenges that lie ahead.

With the eyes of the footballing world upon them, the Golden Eaglets are prepared to showcase their talent and resilience as they pursue glory once more in the WAFU B U17 AFCON qualifying tournament.


Group A: Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Benin

Group B: Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Togo, Niger.

Photo: CAF Online

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