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By Adeboye Amosu

Nigeria booked a place in the 2019 Africa U-17 Championships after beating perennial rivals, Ghana 3-1 on penalties in the final of the WAFU qualifying tournament at the , Seyni Koutnche Stadium, Niamey on Saturday, reports Completesportsnigeria. com.

The game ended in a 1-1 draw in regulation time.

Ghana dominated the game in the first half, but were unable to beat Golden Eaglets goalkeeper, John Amah who made a number of vital saves.

The Black Starlets took a well deserved lead in the 54th.

Nigeria equalised few minutes later through Akinkunmi Amoo.

Both sides carved out numerous chances afterwards but were unable to find the winning goal.

In the penalty shootout, the Eaglets triumphed 3-1 and will thus join seven other teams to battle for four World Cup slots next year.

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