- Nigeria are through to the final of the 2019 edition of the African Games in Rabat, Morocco
- The Flying Eagles beat Mali 5-4 on penalties after playing goalless in 120 minutes
- They will face the winner of the second semifinal between Senegal and Burkina Faso
Nigeria's Flying Eagles advanced to the final of the 12th edition of the African Games after beating Mali 5-4 on penalties.
The two sides failed to find the back of the net during regulation period which stretched into extra time and subsequently penalties.
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Coach Paul Aigbogun's men had a chance to score through the spot but Abubakar Ibrahim failed to convert the penalty in the 23rd minute.
And after 120 minutes, the scoreline ended goalless as the Nigerian U-20 side triumphed after the shootouts in Rabat, Morocco.
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Nigeria will now battle the winner of Senegal and Burkina Faso clash in the final of the championship as they hope to win their first ever gold medal at the tourney.
They had a chance to win the ultimate prize in 2003 but suffered a 2-0 defeat to Cameroon at the National Stadium Complex in Abuja.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigeria U20 women national team are through to the final of the All Africa Games football events following their 3-0 win over Algeria currently staging in Morocco.
Two goals from Cynthia Aku and one from Zainab Olapade propeled the Falconets to the final of the championship.
They will battle either of Cameroon or Morroco in the final of the championship.
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