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Chukwueze: U-23 Eagles Will Beat Libya In Asaba, Advance

Chukwueze: U-23 Eagles Will Beat Libya In Asaba, Advance

Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze is confident the U-23 Eagles will overturn the 2-0 deficit suffered against Libya in the first leg of their U-23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture, reports Completesports.com.

Imama Amapakabo’s charges will face the North Africans in the reverse fixture at the Stephen Keshi Stadium Asaba on Monday.

To proceed to the final qualifying round, the West Africans must scored three goals without conceding, a task the former Nigeria youth international believes is achieveable.

“We certainly have our back against the wall, but we are determined to scale through. They scored two goals against us in their place but I believe we can do more than that here,” Chukwueze told reporters after the team’s training session on Saturday evening at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.

“The stake is very high and we can’t afford to disappoint Nigerians who obviously are still very disappointed with the outcome of the first leg.

“We are the defending champions of this competition and it will be disastrous if we fail to qualify and defend our title.”

Meanwhile, the quartet of Victor Osimhen, Francis Uzoho, Chidozie Awaziem and Valentine Ozornwafor who were drafted from the Super Eagles all trained with the team on Saturday.

The players will have their final training session today (Sunday) before Monday’s game.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Presh 5 years ago

    In that useless pitch.

  • Ayphillydegreat 5 years ago

    The playing surface on that pitch is actually not bad, the only issue is the size of the stadium itself. If the stadium is small the pitch won’t be that wide to allow for a good view. That’s the problem, every football pitch have a standards from IFAB. I don’t see any bumpiness on that playing surface rather the size of the stadium itself. With the number of talents available for this team we should be able to beat Libya. If our goals will be enough to qualify is another thing entirely. 

  • U23 team has disappointed us already. Just win the match with not less than 3:0.

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