Ghana have suffered a 2-1 opening day defeat in this year’s African Youth Championship.
Nigeria were the victors as the reigning African and World Under 20 champions will now need wins against Cameroon and Gambia to qualify for the semi-finals.
Uche Nwofor, renowned for his scoring ability in Nigeria’s nationa league, grabbed the opener after 17 minutes.
Richmond Boakye scored the equaliser 14 minutes later after a strong counter attack and a well-placed header.
19-year-old Nwofor got the winner to send the Nigeria squad into raptures with only 10 minutes remaining.
South Africa lost 4-2 against Mali in Group A, despite expectations for them to qualify.
The host nation, who replaced Libya earlier in the year, will now need a win against Lesotho in their next game or they could face elimination.
Lucky Nguzana managed two goals for the hosts but Mali came strong and goals from Cheick Doumbia, Ibrahim Diallo and two from Kalifa Coulibaly gave them the victory.
Elsewhere in Group A, Egypt celebrated a 2-0 win over Lesotho. Mohammed Ghaly and Ahmed Hegazy shared the goals.
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