Nigeria’s representatives in the Men’s football event at the ongoing African Games, the Flying Eagles, will battle Burkina Faso today in the gold medal match.
The teams met in the group stage and shared the spoils in a game that finished 1-1.
Nigeria won their semi-final game against Mali thanks to the heroics of Goalkeeper Detan Ogundare who saved four penalties in the shootout which Nigeria won 5-4.
Meanwhile, head coach of the team Paul Aigbogun has told his boys that today’s encounter is the real reason they travelled to Morocco.
Aigbogun reminded his boys of the need to avoid complacency and go for ruthlessness in front of goal.
Victory for the Flying Eagles will give Nigeria a football double after the female team defeated Cameroon yesterday to win Gold in the Women’s football event.