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S’Africa beat Nigeria on penalties to win U-20 AFCON bronze

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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.

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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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