Bosso Selects Team For WAFU U20 Cup Of Nations

File photo of the National U-20 team before a warm-up match.

 

Head Coach Isa Ladan Bosso has picked his 20 -man squad that will contest for the WAFU B Cup of Nations taking place in Porto Novo, Benin Republic next month.

The competition scheduled for 5th – 20th December, will also serve as the qualifying tournament for the 2021 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations that will be hosted by Mauritania.

The team is made up of players from former national youth sides fused with discoveries from the grassroots.

Abia Warriors goalkeeper Chibueze Lambert leads the group that includes the trio of Wisdom Ubani, Charles Etim and Peter Olawale who played for the Golden Eaglets at the last FIFA U17 World Cup finals in Brazil. Plateau United’s duo of Mike Zaruma and Nenrot Silas also made the cut while Kwara United’s Christopher Nwaeze, Isaiah Ejeh and Farayola Olawale are also in the mix.

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Hapoel Ranana of Israel attacker Peter Olawale and center-back Temitayo Ereku from Brookhouse Academy in the United Kingdom are the only foreign-based players listed in the squad.

Nigeria’s opening match at the tournament is on 6th December at the Stade de Galles in Porto Novo, Benin Republic.

 

THE FULL LIST

Goalkeepers: John Amah (Box2Box FC), Chibueze Lambert (Abia Warriors), Kolawole Oladipo (Crown FC)

Defenders: Temitayo Ereku (Brookhouse Academy), Charles Etim (Blessed Stars), Mike Zaruma (Plateau United), Christopher Nwaeze (Kwara United), Moses Solomon (Calabar Rovers), Isaiah Ejeh (Kwara United), Jimmy Abdul (MFM)

Midfielders: Oladoye Adewale (Water FC), Liameed Quadri (36 Lions), Muhammad Abdallah (Nasarawa United), Azeez Oseni (36 Lions)

Attackers: Chisom Orji (Collins Edwin), Wisdom Ubani (Giant Brillas), Farayola Olawale (Kwara United), Chukwubuikem Ikwuemesi (Giant Brillas), Nenrot Silas (Plateau United), Peter Olawale (Hapoel Ranana, Israel)

Flying Eagles, Golden Eaglets Face Tough Opposition Enroute WAFU Tournaments

 

Nigeria’s U-20 and U-17 teams have been presented with tough tasks in the qualifying routes for next year’s youth continental championships.

At the draw ceremony, seven-time African champions, Flying Eagles of Nigeria were drawn in the same Group B with Ghana’s Black Satellites and the Junior Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire for the WAFU B U20 Tournament scheduled for 18th November – 2nd December in Togo.

Hosts Togo, Niger Republic, Benin Republic and Burkina Faso will battle it out in Group A, the champion team will qualify to represent the zone at the 2021 U20 Africa Cup of Nations that will take place in Mauritania.

Also, the WAFU B secretariat has concluded the draw for the U-17 championship holding in Benin Republic in December.

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets, champions of Africa in 2001 and 2007, and five-time world champions, will contend with the Black Starlets of Ghana and the Baby Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire also in Group B.

The tournament action will take place from 5th – 20th December 2020.

Group A has hosts Benin Republic, Niger Republic, Burkina Faso and Togo. The winner of the tournament will represent the zone at the 2021 U17 Africa Cup of Nations that will take place in Morocco in the month of March.

Falcons Beat Ghana 4-2 On Penalties

Super Falcons

Nigeria’s Super Falcons have qualified for the final of the WAFU Women’s Cup in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivore.

In a rematch of last year’s clash at the same stage, Coach Thomas Dennerby’s side defeated the Black Queens of Ghana 4-2 on penalties after playing goalless in regulation time.

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Nigeria will take on the host nation, Cote D’Ivoire in the championship decider on Saturday after they beat Mali 2-1 in the other semi-final clash.

Falcons Coach Dennerby Invites 26 Players For WAFU Women’s Cup

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Super Falcons arrive in Abuja on December 2, 2018, after beating South Africa at the 2018 AWCON final. Photo: [email protected]

Super Falcon’s coach, Thomas Dennerby, has invited 26 players for the West African Football Union (WAFU) Women’s Cup Tournament in Abidjan, capital of Cote d’Ivoire.

The offer made to the players comes less than 2 weeks to the commencement of the regional competition.

Goalkeeper Tochukwu Oluehi, defender Glory Ogbonna, midfielder Amarachi Okoronkwo and forward Alice Ogebe are among 26 invited players.

Veteran midfielder Osarenoma Igbinovia and forward Chioma Wogu have also been called, as well as former captain Evelyn Nwabuoku.

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Goalkeepers Alaba Jonathan, Christy Ohiaeriaku and Chiamaka Nnadozie will contest for the number one position with Oluehi, who maintained her place among the sticks as the Falcons won a ninth African title in Ghana last year and has kept the position ever since.

All invited players have been asked to report to camp in Abuja on Sunday, 28th April as training sessions would commence on Monday, 29th April.

The tournament will begin on May 8 to 18 with the Super Falcons to play in Group B alongside Burkina Faso, Niger Republic and Mali. Host nation Cote d’Ivoire will tackle Senegal, Togo and Ghana in Group A.

Super Falcons To Begin Preparations For WAFU Cup

The West African Football Union (WAFU) has confirmed that the maiden edition of the women championships will hold in Cote D’ Ivoire from February 8 – 24 , 2018.

WAFU said Nigeria, Cote D’ Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Niger, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Benin Republic are scheduled to vie for honours.

The draw for the tournament is scheduled for January 9, 2018, in Abidjan.

Nigeria’s Super Falcons are expected to begin camping early January and will use the competition to prepare for AWCON qualifiers billed to start in May 2018.

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WAFU Cup: Ezenwa Named Best Goalkeeper

Home-Based Eagles captain, Ikechukwu Ezenwa has been voted the best goalkeeper at the 2017 West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Cup of Nations in Ghana despite conceding four goals in the final.

Ezenwa kept four clean sheets during the tournament against Sierra Leone, Mali, Ghana and Benin republic but conceded four goals in the final as Nigeria lost 4-1 to the hosts.

But the Super Eagles goalkeeper was awarded the golden glove for his impressive performances.

Ghana’s Stephen Sarfo emerged as the top scorer of the tournament with a total f four goals, his Countryman, Twum Isaac, was named the most valuable player of the tournament.

Black Stars Shatter Super Eagles Dream To Win WAFU Cup

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The Black Stars of Ghana have thrashed the Super Eagles of Nigeria to win the 2017 West African Football Union Cup Of Nations.

Hosts Ghana defeated Nigeria 4-1 in the final at the Cape Coast Stadium.

A brace from Stephen Sarfo, a penalty from Vincent Atingah and an injury time strike from Winnful Cobbinah saw the Black Stars defend their 2013 title.

Nigeria did find some consolation following a 22-yard free-kick from Rabiu Ali in the 88th minute.

It was sweet revenge for the Black Stars who had lost to the Coach Salisu Yusuf-led Super Eagles 2-0 in the group stage.

Nigeria beat Benin Republic to reach the final, while Ghana overcame Niger Republic before outclassing their biggest rivals and ensuring that there will be a lot to play for the next time both sides clash.

The rivalry between the two sides is one of the biggest on the continent.

Only players that play in their country’s domestic leagues are eligible for the West African Football Union Cup Of Nations.

WAFU Cup Final: Super Eagles Coach Expect Tough Ghana Clash

Nigeria Beat Benin Republic In WAFU Cup Semis
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Super Eagles Chief Coach, Salisu Yusuf expects rivals, Ghana to come out guns blazing against his team, in tonight’s WAFU cup final.

Coach Salisu is however confident that his side will beat the Black Stars of Ghana to lift the trophy at the Cape Coast Sports stadium tonight.

The Super Eagles have the best defence in the tournament with no goal conceded in five matches and the coach wants to keep it that way.

The winner of tonight’s final will cart home the hundred thousand cash prize.

Nigeria Beat Ghana, Qualify For WAFU Cup Semis

Nigeria Beat Ghana, Qualify For WAFU Cup Semis

Nigeria’s Super Eagles are through to the semi-finals of the West African Football Union (WAFU) Cup of Nations after beating Ghana 2-nil in their last Group A clash.

Following a goalless first half with few goalscoring chances, Lobi Stars striker Anthony Okpotu broke the deadlock in the 52nd minute.

Peter Eneji added a quick second three minutes later and Nigeria held on for the crucial win.

Monday’s victory ensured Eagles’ qualification for the Last Four in second place behind Ghana.

WAFU Cup: Super Eagles Ready For Ghana Clash

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Nigeria’s home-based Eagles go into their third match at the 2017 West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Nations Cup needing a win against host Ghana on Monday to progress to the semi-final of the competition.

Coach Salisu Yusuf ‘s men played a goalless draw with Guinea in their second group game in the competition.

Nigeria has two points from two matches and are yet to score a goal while both Mali and Guinea have a point each.

Ghana leads the group with six points and has already qualified for the semis.

 

Super Eagles Battle Mali In WAFU Group Opener

Nigeria’s Super Eagles will continue their quest to win the resuscitated WAFU Cup trophy when they take on Mali later today (Thursday) in their first group stage match of the competition.

The Super Eagles match will kick off 4:00 p.m., while Ghana’s Black Stars lock horns with Guinea later in the day.

Nigeria will play Guinea in their second game billed for Saturday before the final game against the Black Stars of Ghana on Monday, September 18.

The top two teams from each group will advance to the semifinal stage of the competition.

Nigeria Face Ghana, Mali, Guinea In WAFU Cup Group Phase

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The Home-Based Eagles will face host Ghana, Mali, and Guinea in the group phase of the WAFU Cup in Cape Coast, following a hard fought 2-0 win against Sierra Leone in their knockout fixture.

Two late goals from Ranger’s Osas Okoro and substitute Moses Peter of Plateau United sealed the win for Nigeria.

The Home-Based Eagles first game in Group 1 will be against Ghana at the Ndoum Sports Stadium, Emina on September 14 and will face Guinea two days later.

Nigeria’s last group game will be against Mali on September 18, the top two teams from the group will advance to the semi-final.