Flying Eagles hope of clinching a record 8th title is now over after losing to Gambia at the Cairo International Stadium on Monday.
Ladan Bosso’s boys lost 1-0 to Gambia in the semi-final of the 2023 U-20 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.
Adama Bojang scored the lone goal of the encounter for Gambia in the seventh minute.
This is Gambia’s first time of qualifying for the final of the tournament.
The Flying Eagles of Nigeria will play Tunisia in the third place match on March 10 at the Cairo international Stadium.
The Final match between Gambia and Senegal will hold on March 11 at the Cairo iInternationalStadium.
All four semi-finalists have already qualified for the 2023 U-20 FIFA World, scheduled to take place in Indonesia between May 20 and June 11.