Nigeria to face Benin Republic in Wafu Cup semi-finals

Tolu Olasoji
In what was a lucky turn of events, the Squirrels defied odds to emerge winners of Group B and thus, have scores to settle with Salisu Yusuf's men

Nigeria will face Benin Republic in the semi-finals of the Wafu Cup of Nations on Thursday.

Jules Elegbede's 87th minute winner set up the last four clash after the Squirrels defeated nine-man Niger 2-1 at the Nduom Sports Stadium on Tuesday evening and finished top of Group B with six points.

The Menas, despite being dealt a blow by the loss after their inspiring start to the competition, finished second with four points and have booked a semifinal date with hosts Ghana.

Senegal and Ivory Coast were booted out of the competition after they played out a 0-0 draw at the Cape Coast Stadium.

Nigeria and Ghana will now jostle for a place in the final when they square up against Benin Republic and Niger respectively at the Cape Coast Stadium on Thursday.

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Salisu Yusuf's men dumped the Squirrels out of the 2018 African Nations Championship and must be at their best against the team who would be hoping for a revenge.


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