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Olympic Eagles Know U-23 AFCON 2019 Opponents As Draw Holds October 3

Olympic Eagles Know U-23 AFCON 2019 Opponents As Draw Holds October 3

Olympic Eagles of Nigeria, will on October 3 know their 2019 U23 AFCON group opponents when the Confederation of African Football (CAF) conducts draw for the 2019 championship at the iconic Montaza Complex, Egypt, Completesports.com reports.

CAF made this disclosure on its official website.


Eight countries, including hosts, Egypt, have sealed their qualification after the final round of qualification games were held last week.

They include Nigeria, Zambia, Cameroon, Ghana, South Africa, Ivory Coast, Mali and hosts, Egypt.


The championship will hold in Egypt from November 8 to 22, 2019. The three top teams at the end of rhe competition will represent Africa at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

Completesports.com understands that the Olympic Eagles under the tutelage of Imama Amapakabo, will be put through a test match before the November showpiece in Egypt.

Nigeria Football Federation NFF, in pursuant to this has made arrangement for the Olympic Eagles to feature in the Championship for African Nations (CHAN) playoff against Togo.

They will also participate in the 2019 West African Football Union (WAFU) Cup of Nations slated for Senegal September 28.

“The objective is to ensure we qualified for the Olympics in Japan”, an official NFF said told Completesports.com.

By Sab Osuji

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