Niger Tornadoes Hold Olympic Eagles in Pre-U23 AFCON Friendly

Niger Tornadoes Hold Olympic Eagles in Pre-U23 AFCON Friendly

Nigeria’s U23s, the Olympic Eagles, were held to a 0-0 draw by Nigeria National League (NNL) club, Niger Tornadoes in a friendly game at the FIFA Goal Project training pitch, Abuja, on Tuesday morning, reports Completesports.com.

Huesca of Spain midfielder Kelechi Nwakali captained the Olympic Eagles in the game, while Tom Dele-Bashiru and Orji Okonkwo were also handed starting berths despite only arriving in camp on Monday.

Both teams wasted a number of clear cut chances in the encounter.

Olympic Eagles 0 - 0 Niger Tornadoes -pre-U23 AFCON 2019 friendly match

Olympic Eagles 0 – 0 Niger Tornadoes

The friendly was the Olympic Eagles’ first match since they set up camp in Abuja last week ahead of the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

They are expected to take on Nasarawa United in another tune up game before their departure for Cairo, Egypt on Thursday for the U-23 AFCON finals.

The Imama Amapakabo’s wards are in Group B along with Cote’l voire, South Africa and Zambia for group phase of the 2019 U-23 AFCON.

By Adeboye Amosu

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