Ladan Bosso’s men got off to a good start in the race to reach the Total Energies U20 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Black Stars recently edged out the Super Eagles for the Qatar 2022 World Cup spot while the Starlets defeated the Flying Eagles at the 2020 WAFU U20 competition.
Revenge time for Nigeria
However, the Flying Eagles gained their pound of flesh on Sunday night as they defeated the defending champions 2-0.
Aminu Muhammad got Nigeria off to a good start with a strike in the fifth minute. Ghana tried to find a way back into the game, but Ladan Bosso’s boys went into the break with the lead.
The Flying Eagles doubled their advantage in the 70th-minute through Ahmed Abdullahi, who came on as a second-half substitute. His goal killed off all hopes of a potential comeback from the Black Starlets.
Nigeria on course for the semi-final
The win means Nigeria go top of Group B with three points and are on course for a place in the semi-final. The Flying Eagles will tackle Burkina Faso in their next match on May 11. A win in the game will guarantee their spot in the semi-final, while a draw could also be enough if Burkina Faso fail to defeat Ghana.
Only two finalists will qualify for the 2023 U20 Nations Cup in Egypt.