WAFU U-17: Eaglets face Togo in a must win match

WAFU U-17: Eaglets face Togo in a must win match

 Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets are set for a decisive final Group B clash against Togo in the WAFU B U-17 Championship on Wednesday.

The match, taking place at the University Stadium in Accra, will determine the Eaglets’ fate in the competition, with a draw being sufficient to secure their place in the semi-finals.

According to Daily Post reports Nigeria are currently in second position in Group B with four points.

Garba Manu’s men are behind leaders Burkina Faso on goal difference as both teams have the same number of points.

Niger Republic are in third position with three points on -1 goal difference, while Togo have no point on -2 goal difference.

Nigeria have shown resilience and skill in their recent matches.

After a solid 1-1 draw against Burkina Faso in their opening game, they secured a narrow but vital 1-0 victory over Niger Republic on Sunday night

The Golden Eaglets’ success has been driven by a cohesive team effort and standout performances from key players such as captain Simon Cletus, who has been particularly impressive.

In attack, striker, Rapha Adams has been a constant threat, using his skills to trouble opposition defenses.

Adams scored the only goal as Nigeria beat Niger at the weekend.

Coach Garba Manu has also emphasized a balanced approach, ensuring the team remains a constant threat in front of goal and converting their chances, while being ready to exploit counter-attacks.

Manu noted that his team would not underrate Togo, adding that his players have trained on ‘goal-scoring drills.’

This tactical discipline will be crucial against Togo, who, despite being bottom of the group, will be desperate to finish their campaign on a high note.

Togo enters this match without any points, having suffered defeats in their previous games, including a 2-0 loss to Burkina Faso. Despite their position, Togo cannot be underestimated.

They will likely adopt a more aggressive approach, seeking to disrupt Nigeria’s rhythm and possibly snatch a win to restore some pride.

For Nigeria, a draw will be enough to advance to the semi-finals, but a win would ensure they finish at the top of Group B, provided Burkina Faso does not achieve a superior result in their match against Niger Republic.

However, as the Golden Eaglets prepare for their crucial encounter with Togo, the hopes of a nation rest on their young shoulders.

A place in the semi-finals is within reach, but they must deliver a composed and determined performance to ensure their progression.

The WAFU B U-17 Championship is not just a competition; it is a proving ground for the future stars of Nigerian football.

All eyes will be on the University Stadium in Accra on Wednesday, as the Golden Eaglets aim to take another step toward glory.