The Flying Eagles of Nigeria has lost 0-1 to Black Satellites of Ghana in their second match at the on-going WAFU Zone B championship in Benin Republic on Wednesday, putting the Flying Eagles in danger of being eliminated from the contest.
The Nigeria Flying Eagles needed a win or at least a draw to stand a chance of progressing to the semifinals after playing out a 1-1- draw with Cote d’Ivoire in their opening game.
Precious Boah’s fantastic free-kick late in the second half was enough to give the Black Satellites the all-important victory they needed to progress, defeating Nigeria.
The game was heading to a goalless draw when Boah scored a 25-yard fantastic free-kick to put the Flying Eagles in danger of being eliminated from the contest.
The Flying eagles twice had the ball in the net but no goals were awarded on both occasions.
The first goal was ruled out for offside while the second goal was rightly disallowed for an initial handball.
The goal scorer for Ghana, Boah received a second booking for non-sporting conduct to trigger his expulsion from the game.
Ghana played the remaining minutes with ten men but stood their ground to ensure they ended the game with their solitary lead.
With this win, Ghana has qualified for the semifinal stage of the competition and a draw in the next game against Ivory Coast will be enough to cement first place in Group B, a step closer to qualifying for the Africa U-20 tournament in Mauritania next year.