Nigeria, Guinea battle for World Cup ticket


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Nigeria, Guinea battle for World Cup ticket
Posted on: February 17, 2015, 05:06:49 AM
The Golden Eaglets will battle Guinea tomorrow in a Group A match at the African U17 Championship which could well determine World Cup qualification for either side.
The Eaglets beat hosts Niger 2-0 in the opening match of the tournament on Sunday and Guinea also beat Zambia 1-0 in the other game of the group.

A win for either side tomorrow would guarantee them six points, a place in the semi-finals of the competition as well as a berth at the 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup in Chile.

Eaglets coach Emmanuel Amuneke saluted his team for getting off to a winning start, while promising improvements in subsequent matches.

“The most important thing in football today is to win. It was important London for the West African derby.

Games between Nigeria and Ghana are always feisty, with both countries having an extra incentive to beat the other because of the on-and-off the pitch rivalry between them.

Incidentally, the last time both countries met was also in London, and the game ended in a 0-0 draw at Vicarage road in 2011.

But Ghana have had joy playing Nigerian in recent years, pummeling Nigeria 4-1 in a friendly, also in London in 2007, and beating the Super Eagles at the 2008 African Nations Cup tournament.

Source: vanguard