Nigeria’s U20 team defeats Benin Republic to win the WAFU Championship

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The Nigeria U20 team were crowned champions of the WAFU B tournament after a 3-0 victory over Benin Republic in Niger Republic, the tournament’s host nation. Tolulope Ojo Samuel put the Ladan Bosso-trained youngster in front from the penalty spot 32 minutes into the match to put Nigeria ahead. Their third straight goal from the penalty spot.

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Ojo followed his penalty kick goal with a long-range effort that could have been the tournament’s best before Ibrahim Muhammed dashed any hopes of a late comeback for Benin Republic, who had been reduced to ten men. Six minutes before the final whistle, Farid Edou scored a goal for the young squirrels, but it proved to be a mere consolation as Nigeria won their first WAFU title at this level.

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