By Amaechi Agbo
Nigeria’s Under 20 team, the Flying Eagles will battle Mauritania in the final round of qualifiers for a place in the 2019 AFCON in Niger after they defeated Guinea Bissau in Calabar by alone goal over the weekend.
Having played a 2-2 draw in the first leg in Bissau, Seven-time African champions, Nigeria, qualified for the last round courtesy of a 3-2 aggregate win against the Guineans..
Kano Pillars midfielder Alhassan Ibrahim scored the winning goal from the penalty spot in the 58th minute after Wasiu Alalade was fouled inside the box.
Coach Paul Aigbogun and his wards now have to prepare hard for the final round of the series, with Mauritania, conquerors of Guinea, the opponents in the month of July.
The Mauritanians won the first leg in Nouakchott 1-0 last weekend and then scraped through on the away goal rule after Guinea could only win 3-2 in Conakry on Saturday.
The finals of the 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations will hold in the Niger Republic early next year.