Eagles 3-0 in the return leg in Bamako.
Last year, the rivals clashed again
with the Golden Eaglets doing the
double over Mali in the WAFU B U17
Championship in Togo, winning on
both occasions 2-0.
Nigeria beat Mexico 4-2 in the semifinal
after they defeated USA (2-0),
Chile (5-1), Australia (6-0) and Brazil
(3-0). Their only loss was 2-1 to Croatia.
Mali, on the other hand, saw off
Belgium 3-1 to reach the final after they
went past Ecuador (2-1), Honduras (3-
0), North Korea (3-0) and Croatia (1-
0). They were earlier held to a goalless
draw by Belgium.
The final is going to be a tough and
interesting contest as both teams have
potent strike force with the athletic
Nigeria having scored 21 goals, while
the bigger and more physical Mali, who
are ranked best attacking team with 132
goal attempts at the competition with
12 goals scored