By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Nigerian Under 20 national team (Flying Eagles) has qualified for the semi-final of the 2022 West African Football Union Zone B (WAFU-B) U-20 Championship after playing out a 2-2 draw with Burkina Faso on Wednesday at the Stade Seyni Kountche, Niamey.
Ibrahim Muhammad and Ibrahim Yahaya scored for Nigeria with the first goal coming from a seemingly cross close to the corner flag which ended at the back of the net.
Burkina Faso fought back to level things up but the Flying Eagles retook the lead thanks to Yahaya who converted a 69th-minute penalty.
Once again Burkina Faso equalized to make it 2-2 but the Nigerians held on to secure passage into the last four.
Nigeria qualified for the semi-final with four points from two games and will top Group B if Burkina Faso fails to beat Ghana by more than ten goals in the final Group B game.
The Ladan Boso tutored side had earlier defeated Ghana 2-0 in the opening Group B game and will qualify for the African Youth Championship with a win in the semi-final of the WAFU-B U-20 Championship.
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