Nigeria joins 2025 U-17 Africa Cup of Nations

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Nigeria’s U-17 team is officially heading to the 2025 U-17 Africa Cup of Nations.

They will join Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire as representatives from WAFU Zone B.

This comes after Côte d’Ivoire was named the host for next year’s tournament, giving Nigeria a spot as the third-placed team.

Initially, only the top two teams from the WAFU Zone B Championship were set to qualify, but with Côte d’Ivoire hosting, the rules changed, allowing Nigeria, who finished third, to qualify.

Nigeria secured their third-place finish with a thrilling 3-2 win over Ghana.

Nigeria’s young footballers showed great skill during the WAFU Zone B Championship, earning them this opportunity.

The U-17 AFCON is an important event for young players, helping them grow and gain experience.

Fans are excited to see how Nigeria will perform. The team is preparing hard to compete against Africa’s best young teams. This tournament is a big chance for Nigeria’s youth players to shine on a larger stage.

The 2025 U-17 Africa Cup of Nations is expected to be an exciting event, with Nigeria, Burkina Faso, and host Côte d’Ivoire ready to play and showcase their talent.

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