Nigeria reached the semi-finals of the 2022 WAFU B U20 Championship regardless of being held to a 2-2 draw by Burkina Faso in Niamey on Wednesday.
Ibrahim Muhammad despatched in a dipping cross from the left that wrongfooted Burkina Faso goalkeeper for the opening purpose on 24 minutes that broke the impasse.
The Burkinabes rallied and restored parity when Nigeria captain Oluwatosin Adegbite was adjudged to have fouled the Young Stallions striker Yacouba Konate within the field.
Burkina Faso captain Abdel Rachid Zagre despatched Nigeria goalkeeper Nathaniel Nwosu the fallacious manner for the equaliser simply earlier than the hour mark.
Goalkeeper Philippe Mare cluttered a Nigerian striker within the field and the referee wasted no time in awarding the second penalty kick of the match.
Ibrahim Yahaya despatched Mare the fallacious manner for Nigeria to revive their lead within the seventieth minute just for Cyriaque Kalou to requalise with a robust shot within the field.
The consequence on the Seyni Kountche Stadium within the Nigerien capital means the Flying Eagles end their Group B marketing campaign with 4 factors.
It additionally signifies that they may end among the many prime two groups within the three-team group of the competitors being performed in Niger.
Burkina Faso should now get at the least a draw of their final group match in opposition to title holders Ghana on Saturday to be assured of a spot within the final 4 of the event.
The Black Satellites who misplaced their opening match in opposition to Nigeria should win Saturday’s conflict on the Seyni Kountche Stadium to keep away from a bunch stage exit from the event.