WAFU U-17 Cup of Nations: MATCH REPORT: Ghana draw with Nigeria in opener

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Ghana came from behind to draw 1-1 with sworn rivals Nigeria in the WAFU Zone B U17 Championship opener on Saturday.

Substitute Joseph Arumala put Nigeria ahead in 83rd minutes from the penalty spot after striker Abdullahi Ahmed was fouled inside the box.

Shortly afterwards, the Starlets also earned a penalty after the Eaglets goalkeeper Destiny upended a Ghanaian forward clear on goal.

Captain Abdul Fatawu Issahaku neatly converted the spot.

The Black Starlets need a draw in their final Group match against Ivory Coast to progress to the semi-final stage.

Ghana U17 XI: Abdul Manaf Ibrahim (GK)-Abdul Fatawu Issahaku (c), Augustus Asuo, Emmanuel Osei-Asibey, Kojo Peprah Oppong, Felix Agyemang Osei-Alhassan Alhassan, Abubakar Gaddo, Jonas Naafo, Benjamin Nyarko, Samuel Boakye.

By Nuhu Adams

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