WAFU Zone B Championship: Nigeria U20 Beat Ghana U20 in Group B Opener

WAFU Zone B Championship: Nigeria U20 Beat Ghana U20 in Group B Opener

  • Ghana U20 lost 2-0 to Nigeria U20 in the opening game of the WAFU Zone B Championship ongoing in Niger
  • Goals from Aminu Muhammad and Ahmed Abdullai handed the Flying Eagles a well-deserved victory over the defending champions
  • Ghana Black Satellites will face Burkina Faso U20 in a must-win match in order to qualify for the semi finals of the competition

Defending champions, Ghana’s Black Satellites, got off to a horrible start in the WAFU U-20 Zone B tournament with a defeat to Nigeria on Sunday afternoon.

The U20 Championship started in Niger on Saturday with two matches already played in Group A.

And in the opening Group B encounter, Ghana crossed swords rivals Nigeria in a highly-anticipated contest staged at the Stade de General-Seyni-Kountche in Niger.

WAFU Zone B Championship, Nigeria U20, Ghana U20, Niger
Ghana U20 lost 2-0 to Nigeria U20 in the opening game of the WAFU Zone B Championship ongoing in Niger. Credit: @citisports
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Unfortunately, for the Black Satellites, the young Super Eagles had too much ammunition in their arsenal that was too much for Ghana's Black Satellites.

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Courtesy of goals from Ibrahim Muhammad and Ahmed Abdullai in each half of the game respectively, the Nigerian side cruised to a deserved 2-0 win against Ghana at the end of the 90 minutes.

The poor start to the tournament could prove disastrous for the defending champions if the team fails to win the second game.

In the second game of the Black Satellites, they will face Burkina Faso in the next group game on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at the same venue.

Ghana U20 AFCON Winning Coach Reveals Stunning Reason Why Players Reject Black Stars Invite

Sports Brief earlier reported that coach of Ghana's U20 national team, Karim Zito has pointed out the media's lack of confidence in players invited to the national team as one of the reasons for their refusal to honour call ups.

Several Ghanaian players have turned down invitations for international assignments in recent times, with the likes of Mohammed Salisu and Felix Afena-Gyan coming to the fore.

Karim Zito, who led the Black Satellites to AFCON U20 triumph, also disclosed that insults is another huge factor that deters the players.

Source: Sports Brief News

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