Nigeria defeated Ghana 2-0 at the WAFU under-20 tournament in Niger Republic.
Goals by Aminu Muhammad and substitute Ahmed Abdullahi proved enough for the flying eagles.
Muhammad scored from a very tight position to leave the flying eagles with an early 5th minute lead.
Nigeria scored in the 78th minute to sit in a more comfortable position in the game and lead the group.
They will play Burkina Faso next with the group leaders expected to qualify for the African Under-20 Championships.