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Former Super Eagles winger, Tijani Babaginda believes Burkina Faso will give the Golden Eaglets a run for their money in today’s final of WAFU U-17 championship.


Recall that Nigeria sealed a final spot after defeating Ivory Coast 3-1 in the semi-finals. Yan Diomandi had given the Baby Elephants the lead just two minutes into the game from the penalty kick spot.

But two well-taken free-kicks by Emmanuel Michael saw the Golden Eaglets go into the break 2-1 ahead. Ivory Coast were pegged further back on the hour mark when Abdullahi found the net with a glancing header to settle the contest.


Ahead of the today’s final, Babaginda stated that the Golden Eaglets have the quality to shood down their Burkina Faso counterpart.


“The current squad of Golden Eaglets possesses so much qualities in this year’s WAFU U-17 Championship and I am confident they will crown their efforts with the title.

“The victory won’t come easy because Burkina Faso will be tough and also determined to win the tournament. However, the qualities in the team will make a big difference in today’s final.”

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