Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets reached the semi-final of the Under 17 African Cup of Nations, after playing out a 1-1 draw against Uganda.
A goal from substitute Alou John Kokasin gave Uganda the lead, and Ibrahim Jabaar drew level for Nigeria.
With the feat, the Golden Eaglets have qualified for the FIFA U-17 World Cup billed for Brazil later in the year.
Manu Garba’s boys dominated the first half, with their opponents happy to soak up the pressure, even as the Eaglets seem wasteful with their chances.
The Golden Eaglets continued with their profligacy in the final third but created a number of chances with Akinkunmi Amoo’s miss in the 17th minute being the pick of the bunch.
Uganda were unlucky not to have taken the lead after Andrew Kawooya’s freekick could only beat Stephen Sunday, but the crossbar intervened.