WAFU B U20: Flying Eagles Feast On Young Squirrel To Lift Title

After defeating Benin Republic 3-1 in the final on Friday, the Flying Eagles were crowned champions of the 2022 WAFU Zone B competition in Niger Republic.

Ladan Bosso’s team won thanks to a brace from Tolulope Ojo and a goal from Ibrahim Muhammad.

Farid Edou scored the game’s consolation goal late in the game for Benin Republic.

In the 40th minute, Ojo scored from the penalty spot after Mahougnon Aloya blocked a scoring opportunity with his arm. He was also deported.

Ojo got his brace in the 70th minute, volleying past the Benin Republic goalkeeper to make it 2-0.

After capitalising on a blunder by the opposition keeper Dava Agossa, Muhammad scored the third goal in the 77th minute.

Edou pulled a goal back for the French-speaking countries with six minutes left, but the Flying Eagles held on to win.

The WAFU Zone B will be represented by the Flying Eagles and Benin Republic at the U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt next year.

The continental tournament will serve as a qualifier for the FIFA U-20 World Cup, which will be held in Indonesia in 2023.

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