Two-time winners of the FiFA U-17 World Cup Nigeria booked their place in the 12th instalment of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Korea Republic this summer after two wins in their first two games of CAF qualifying Group B in Togo.
After a hat-trick performance from Chrisantus Macauley inspired them to an 8-0 thrashing of Eritrea in their first match on 11 March, the Golden Eaglets swooped to edge Burkina Faso 2-1 on Wednesday night.
Ghana also won their first two games and will be hoping to win their third CAF U-17 championship after being crowned champions in 1995 and 1998. The Black Stars' first win in the current campaign, a 3-1 success over Burkina Faso, was followed by a systematic dismantling of Eritrea 6-0 on Wednesday.
After two matchdays, Group A is led by Tunisia on four points. South Africa and hosts Togo are tied on three and Gabon has a solitary point. The final two clashes on 17 March, with South Africa taking on Tunisia and Togo meeting Gabon, will decide the top two finishers from the group.
The top two sides in Group A will then go on to meet Nigeria and Ghana in the semi-finals scheduled for 20 March. The top four teams from Togo qualify directly for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Korea Republic in August and September of 2007 .
The final of the African championship will be contested on 25 March.