Golden Eaglets to meet Burkina Faso in quarter-finals


NIGERIA’S Golden Eaglets will slug it out against Burkina Faso in the quarter-finals of the ongoing 2023 U-17 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Algeria on Thursday, May 11.

Burkina Faso, on Sunday, May 7, came from behind to defeat the defending champions Cameroon 2-1 in the last of Group C matches. Following the defeat, Cameroon has crashed out of the tournament as they finished the bottom of the group with zero points.

Burkina Faso finished second in the group behind Senegal to set up a clash with Nigeria.

Also, South Africa progressed to the quarter-finals as one of the best two third-placed teams by virtue of scoring more goals.

Other teams that qualified for the next round include Senegal who will face South Africa while it will be a North African battle between Morocco and the host, Algeria. These matches would be played on Wednesday, May 10.

Mali will face Congo in the other quarter-final clash on Thursday, May 11.

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