The Super Eagles progressed to the semi-finals of the WAFU Cup after they defeated host nation Ghana 2-0 in the final Group A match tonight in Cape Coast.
With the win, Nigeria finished second in the group with five points, a point less than already-qualified Ghana.
They will now battle the winners of Group B for a place in the championship game of the sub-regional tournament.
FT: Ghana 0-2 Nigeria
In spite of the loss, Ghana tops Group A, Nigeria finishes second.
Both teams qualify for #FoxSportsWAFU semis.
— ?? Super Eagles (@NGSuperEagles) September 18, 2017
Guinea played out a 1-1 draw with Mali after they had led 1-0 by the interval.
Mali finished third on two points, while Guinea were bottom also on two points but with an inferior goal difference.
Salisu Yusuf’s team scored the opening goal in 52nd minutes through Anthony Okpotu after playing a goalless draw at half-time.
They doubled their advantage three minutes later through Plateau United left winger Peter Eneji, who has now netted two goals in this competition and was voted Man of the Match.
FULL-TIME from the Cape Coast Sports Stadium: GHANA 0-2 NIGERIA
(A. Okpotu 52, M. Peter 55)
— WAFU CUP OF NATIONS (@WAFUOFFICIAL) September 18, 2017