The race for one of the African tickets to the 2023 FIFA U-17 World Cup continues today with Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets tackling their Moroccan counterparts in their second game of the competition.
A win for Nigeria in today’s game in Constantine will guarantee the Golden Eaglets passage to the quarterfinals, which is a game close to the U-17 World Cup.
Nigeria defeated Zambia 1-0 in Group B’s opening game, while Morocco beat South Africa 2-0. So the battle is also for the leadership of the group. As a 12-nation tournament, the first two top-placed teams in each of the three groups will advance to the quarterfinals, alongside the best two third-placed teams. The quarterfinal matches will produce the four semifinalists, who will also automatically qualify as Africa’s representatives at this year’s FIFA U-17 World Cup finals.
In charge of the match is Malian referee, Ousmane Diakate, who will be assisted by Queency Clodia Victoire from Mauritius and Cape Verde’s Djêry Gomes Lopes, while Ben Amisy Tsimanohitsy from Madagascar will serve as fourth official.
Eritrea’s Negash Teklit Negassi is the match commissioner with Raphael Evehe Divine from Cameroun as referee assessor, while Gabonese Eric Otogo Castane will be general coordinator.