Nigeria will conflict with the stable Benin facet within the ultimate of the 2022 WAFU B U20 Championship in Niamey on Friday.
The match will kick off at 19h30 GMT on the Seyni Kountche Stadium.
Both groups are certified to symbolize WAFU B on the TotalEnergies U-20 Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt 2023.
In semifinals, Nigeria gained Cote d’Ivoire whereas Benin defeated Burkina Faso. And the third-place match will oppose Burkina Faso to Cote d’Ivoire earlier on Friday at 16h30 GMT.
What they mentioned earlier than the ultimate:
Nigeria coach (Ladan Bosso Isah)
“It is clear that Nigeria have an exemplary track record. The main objective is achieved. That of qualifying for the U20 AFCON in Egypt. We have fantastic players in our squad. The man of the match came from our team in each of our matches. We have gotten only two yellow cards so far. This means that we are a fair play team. It also shows that Nigeria have a strong team.”
Nigeria Captain (Oluwatosin Adegbite)
“The goal has really been achieved. But we don’t want to return empty-handed. We have to go home with the trophy to make history.”
Man of the match (Daniel Daga)
“We thank the Lord for permitting this qualification. We know that every one of Nigeria helps us. We wish to thank them by returning with the trophy. We are actually pleased with this qualification. I’m proud to have gained this trophy (MOTM) thrice. We performed powerful video games which we gained and each time I win the person of the match trophy, it was because of my teammates.
About the tune he often sings, “I sing this song to thank the Lord. I praise the Lord. I sing that when I start a match, when I celebrate a victory”.
Benin coach (Mathias Comlan DEGUENON)
“When you say Nigeria, everyone knows what Nigeria stands for. We know in advance that we have a strong opponent. But we are not afraid. We are going to play on our strength to finish this final well”.
“If you’ve been following because the begin of this competitors, we’ve got by no means backed down. It is true that there are moments of weak point the place we undergo, however we’re there to win the match and to not observe. We will put in place a corporation that can permit us to win the match tomorrow.
“We had very little time to prepare for the tournament. The various matches we have played are preparation matches for us. The goal for us is to get a ticket. We never doubted. We know we get there. These matches are preparation matches for us. The number of games we have played is an advantage for us”.
“I said the final is a bonus for us after qualifying for CAN U20. There is my captain who took me back afterwards. We held a session at the hotel where the players said they are ready to finish the job and with style. They refuse to see a trophy and not touch it because it is not given to everyone to play a final. I join them in this dynamic so that they play this final to the fullest”.
Benin Captain (Tamimou Ouorou)
“To be at this stage of the competition is honourable. We left Benin to come here with the aim of qualifying for the U20 AFCON. That’s what we did. Until then, we are focused on our objective. We are in the final. We have to do everything to win the trophy and not return home empty-handed”.