Wednesday, February 25, 2015 8:15 pm
Nigeria’s U-17 national team have lost out on a place in the final of the Africa U-17 Championship in Niger Republic following a 1-0 loss to South Africa in the first semi-final on Wednesday.
The Golden Eaglets had reached the last four of the competition after finishing top of Group A unbeaten, ahead of Guinea.
Victor Osimeh and Christian Charles were denied by the South African woodwork while in search of a goal back but it was South Africa that held on to book a first ever final appearance at the Championship.
Despite the result, reigning world champions Nigeria will be one of four representatives for Africa at the FIFA U-17 World Championship holding later this year in Chile.
South Africa meanwhile now await the winner of the second semi-final holding on Thursday between West African rivals Mali and Guinea.