WAFU Championship – Maxwell, Alalade & ‘ New Ahmed Musa’ Power Flying Eagles To Win Over Ghana


The Flying Eagles of Nigeria showed their superiority over their counterparts from Ghana with a dominant 4-2 comeback win to seal their spot in the next round of the ongoing WAFU U20 Championship.


Ghana took a first half lead against the run of play and just when they were about to end the half with their lead, Maxwell Effiom levelled matters for Nigeria.

Paul Aigbogun boys came out the of the break the better side but they had to wait till an hour into the game when Ibrahim Abubakar Babawo popularly referred to as the ‘New Ahmed Musa ‘ scored from the spot.

Wasiu Alalade put the game beyond the reach of the Ghanaians with the third goal for the Nigerians five minutes before the end of the game only for Ghana to reduce the tally few minutes later.

Maxwell completed the rout for Nigeria with another goal for Nigeria and his second of the game to cap a man of the match performance.