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Drawing of lots may decide Nigeria’s quarter-finals opponents




Nigeria’s Flying Eagles’ opponents in Thursday’s quarter-finals of the CAF U-20 Nations Cup could not be decided on the pitch on Sunday as curtain fell on Group B.

Nigeria as Group A runners-up are to face the Group B winners. Both Congo and Uganda are tied on points as each had five points from the three group matches they played.

The first tie-breaker employable is goal difference. Both are also tied on this – as they each had one goal credit. The next is the head-to-head. Both played 2-2 draw when they met last Thursday.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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