Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets will face hosts Niger in Wednesday’s semi-finals of the zonal U17 AFCON qualifiers after Burkina Faso were thrashed 3-0 by a resurgent Cote d’Ivoire on Sunday.
The Eaglets thus finished top of Group B with three points after they lost their opening game to Burkina Faso, before they hammered Cote d’Ivoire.
Niger finished with two points after barren draws with both Ghana and Togo.
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Tuesday’s first semi-final will be between Group A winners Ghana up against Cote d’Ivoire, who placed second behind Nigeria in Group B.
Ghana were held to a draw by Niger before they beat Togo to finish top of Group A on four points.
The final of the zonal qualifiers will be played in Niamey on Saturday afternoon with the eventual winners advancing to the tournament proper in Tanzania next year.