By Lexi Elo
Qualification for the final of the 2015 African Youth Championship means the Flying Eagles must be prepared to play the likes of Brazil or Mexico at the FIFA U-20 World Cup finals in New Zealand this summer.
The draw for the championship made in February this year has already placed Africa’s representatives in different groups depending on how they finish, and being in the final means the Flying Eagles can either finish as number one or number two.
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The NFF and Nigerians expect the in-form Flying Eagles to finish as African champions on Sunday, meaning they will play in Group E of the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand against Brazil, North Korea and Hungary.
If, unexpectedly, they finish second, the Flying Eagles will tackle Mexico, Uruguay and Serbia in Group D.
Africa’s number three, to be determined between Ghana and the loser of Thursday’s second semi-final, will play in Group B against Argentina, Panama and Australia, while Africa’s number four will be up against Qatar, Colombia and Portugal in Group C.