Flying Eagles Beat Ghana To Qualify For African Championship Final

Nigeria U20 have booked a place to the final of the 2015 African Youth Championship after defeating eternal rivals Ghana 2-0 in the last four of the tournament played at the Stade Leopold Sedar Senghor Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Obinna Nwobodo's first half header plus captain Musa Muhammed's second half penalty ensured the Flying Eagles caged the Ghanaians who came to the game with the intention of avenging their defeat to Manu's team during the build up to the tournament.
Ghana had the first chance of the game as Yaw Yeboah’s freekick was palmed away by impressive Joshua Enaholo.
The Black Satellites remain in charge till Nigeria got the lead through Obinna Nwobodo in the 22nd minute. Ifeanyi Matthew corner kick met the head of Obinna, and the ball will hit the post before rolling into the net for the opener.
Flying Eagles almost got the second goal immediately as Taiwo Awoniyi failed to convert a very glaring chance.
Goalkeeper Enaholo was to his side rescue on 39 minutes saving Aboagye’s goal-bound shot after Tetteh had headed his way inside the Nigeria penalty area.
Just before the break, Ifeanyi was unlucky to see his curling free-kick miss target by inches as his team went into recess with a narrow lead.
On resumption of the second half, Tetteh’s team attacked the Nigerians in their numbers with Aboagye, Yeboah and Tetteh all having shots at goal but Enaholo was at his best.
Captain Musa Muhammed converted his penalty kick in the 70th minute past Ghana goalie Michael Sai after Patrick Asmah fell Ifeanyi for a penalty on 70 minutes.
Nigeria will now face the winner between Mali and Senegal in the second semi final game billed for Sunday at the Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor, Dakar.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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