Nigeria U17 team are through to the final of the ongoing WAFU B African U17 Nations Cup Qualifiers after beating host Niger Republic 2-1 in the second semi final game of the tournament.
The Nigerian team bossed the early exchanges but the goalkeeper of Niger Republic stood between them and a goal in the first 20 minutes of the semi final clash.
Niger almost took the lead when the goalkeeper of the Nigerian team fumbled a cross and it dropped kindly for a Niger forward but he sent his attempt high and wide with the goal at his mercy.
That move spurred the Nigerians on and after one of their routine attack from the left, left full back Muhammed Ibrahim ran unnoticed into the box before delivering an inch perfect cross for Akinkumi Amoo to open scoring for Nigeria.
Amoo’s goal was the last meaningful kick of the first half as both teams head into the half time break with Nigeria leading 1-0.
Thirteen minutes after the restart, Olakunle Olusegun put Nigeria two goals up with a smart left foot curler for his fourth goal in the three games Nigeria have so far played at the tournament.
The host pulled a goal back but it was not enough to stop Nigeria from progressing to the final where they will take on Ghana for the sole ticket to represent the zone at the African U17 Championship in Tanzania.