Nigeria’s Flying Eagles will face Côte d’Ivoire in the semi-final of the ongoing U-20 WAFU Zone B tournament in Niger Republic.
Nigeria’s last four opponents was confirmed after the Flying Eagles secured top spot in Group B.
The Flying Eagles emerged as the winners of their group after Burkina Faso defeated Ghana’s Black Satellites 2-1 on Saturday.
Ladan Bosso’s side faced Côte d’Ivoire at the 2020 WAFU Zone B tournament in Benin Republic and both teams played out a 1-1 draw.
Nigeria crashed out of the competition at the group stage while the Ivorians progressed to the last four alongside Ghana.
The semi-final match between the Flying Eagles and Côte d’Ivoire is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 17 May.
The other semifinal fixture will happen between Burkina Faso and Benin Republic.
The two teams that advance to the final will secure automatic tickets to the 2023 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt which will run from 18 February to 12 March.
In addition, the top four teams from the U-20 AFCON (the semifinalists) in Egypt will qualify for the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Indonesia.
The Flying Eagles last won the U-20 AFCON (formerly known as the Africa Youth Championship) tournament in 2015 in Senegal, with Manu Garba as the coach. Garba had guided Nigeria to the U17 World Cup title in the UAE in 2013.