Lagos - West African foes Ivory Coast and Nigeria will this weekend resume their long-standing rivalry when they contest the Confederation of African Football Under-17 Championship.
The match, scheduled for Marrekech on Saturday, has all the makings of a thriller.
Nigeria's Golden Eaglets will be seeking to avenge their only defeat of the tournament, a 1-0 setback suffered at the hands of Ivory Coast in the group phase.
The Ivorians will provide a stern test to their West African rivals, who are now on the verge of winning a third gold at this level.
Nigeria made their intentions known with a convincing drubbing of Tunisia in a semi-final match that ended 4-2.
The fact that Ivory Coast already have one over Nigeria and knocked out hosts Morocco 2-1 in the road to the final makes them a dangerous outfit and slight favourites ahead of the decider.
- CAJ News