12th African Game: F/Eagles battle Mali for gold medal




The Flying Eagles will Tuesday take on Mali to reach the gold medal match of the 2019 African Games in Morocco.

This will be a rematch of the 2019 U-20 AFCON in Niger, where Mali prevailed 4-3 on penalties after scores stood  at 1-1 after regulation time .

Nigeria advanced to the semi-finals after they finished second in Group A behind Burkina Faso after they held hosts Morocco to a 2-2 draw in a final group game.

Mali won Group B after they beat fellow West Africans Ghana 4-2 to set up the semi-final clash with Nigeria.

Nigeria won football gold at the 1973 games, which they hosted.

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