The Flying Eagles of Nigeria have been defeated by their South African counterparts in their third place playoff at the U-20 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
The match, played in Niamey in Niger Republic on Saturday, saw both sides end goalless in regulation time, but the Amajitas went on to win 5-3 on penalties.
Ibrahim Alhassan missed his own kick which was the opener for Nigeria, whereas all of South Africa’s kicks got into the back of the net.
Both teams had met in the group stage of the competition and played a goalless draw before advancing to the semifinals.
By so doing, they sealed their spots at the 2019 U-20 FIFA World Cup that is billed to hold in May and hosted by Poland.
The final of the CAF tournament in Niger will come to a close on Sunday, when Senegal will take on Mali in the final by 4:30p.m in Niamey.
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