Alhassan Ibrahim Scores Winner To Lift Flying Eagles Past Niger Republic, Through To WYC

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Kano Pillars midfielder Alhassan Ibrahim scored a 73rd minute free kick to secure a 1-0 win for the Nigeria U20 team against host Niger Republic in their final group game of the tournament.

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The win mean Nigeria qualifies for the semi-final of the 8 team tournament and also for the U20 World Youth Championship in Poland later in the year, marking their return to the tournament after missing out on a spot in the last edition.

Host Niger Republic are out of the tournament with South Africa clinching the other semi-final berth from the group courtesy of their 1-0 win over Burundi in the other group game.

South Africa are also through to the World Youth Championship in Poland following their qualification for the semi-final of the tournament tagged Africa U20 Cup of Nations, which serves as qualifiers for the World Youth Championship for African nations.

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