Flying Eagles of Nigeria hopes of qualifying for next year’s U-20 AFCON in Mauritania suffered a huge setback after they lost 1-0 to Ghana, in their Group B WAFU B Zonal qualifiers in Porto Novo, Benin Republic on Wednesday.
The Ladan Bosso-led side needed an outright win to progress into the semi-final of the qualifiers.
But an 82nd minute goal from a free-kick condemned the Flying Eagles to their first defeat of the qualifying tournament.
They will now have to wait for the result between Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire which will determine if they will qualify for the semi-finals.
A draw for Cote d’Ivoire will end Nigeria’s dream of qualifying for the U-20 AFCON.
In their first game against Cote d’Ivoire the Flying Eagles conceded a late goal to draw 1-1 with their West African counterparts.