U17 WAFU Zone B: Ghana secures 1-1 draw against Nigeria
The Black Starlets of Ghana had to come from behind to pick a point from the match against their Nigerian counterparts in Lomé, Togo in the U17 WAFU Zone B championships.
Ghana had a majority of the ball possession in the first half but could not find the back of the net despite the several attacks they mounted on Nigeria.
The Golden Eagles of Nigeria were handed an advantage in the second half as they were awarded a penalty kick after striker Abdullahi Ahmed was fouled inside the box.
Substitute Joseph Arumala then stepped up and put Nigeria in front in the 77th minute of the game.
Shortly afterward, the Starletswere also awarded a penalty after the Eaglets goalkeeper Destiny Emuwahem brought down a Ghanaian forward clear on goal.
Captain Abdul Fatawu Issahaku neatly converted from the spot to secure the Starlets a point to aid their chances of advancing to the next stage of the competition.
Ghana left it late in the game as they also scored from a penalty in the 84th minute of the contest, Abdul Fataw putting the ball beyond the reach of Destiny Emuwahem of Nigeria.
The Black Starlets will play Ivory Coast in their final Group match and will need at least a draw to progress to the semi-final stage.