U-23 AFCON: Olympic Eagles Seek Semi-Final Ticket Against South Africa

U-23 AFCON: Olympic Eagles Seek Semi-Final Ticket Against South Africa

Cup holders Nigeria will look to secure a place in the semi-final when they take on South Africa today (Friday) in their final Group B game at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, reports Completesports.com.

The Olympic Eagles started their campaign on a disappointing note going down to a 1-0 defeat against Cote d’l voire but they rallied back to beat Zambia 3-1 in the second game on Tuesday.

The group still wide open after two round of matches all four teams have a chance to still make it to the knockout rounds of the competition.

South Africa are top of the standings on four points, Nigeria second after a 3-1 win over Zambia, while Cote d’Ivoire also have three points.

Zambia are bottom of the group with a point, but they could still qualify if they beat Cote d’Ivoire tonight and Nigeria lose to South Africa.

Hosts Egypt and Ghana have already qualified for the semifinals from Group A.

The game will kick-off at 7pm Nigerian time.

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  • jibsmy 3 weeks ago

    dream team pls keep south Africa were they belong

     
  • Same like their senior dey are expected to concede 2 goal this time but will score 2 goals back be4 the end of game. And will be praying for the other game of the group to end in a draw for about 5 minutes on the field.. . What can the coach do to safe this situation from happening. EagLe 2 Nigeria 2 ‘s Africa 2. Oracle says

     
    • Hahaha @Olu, are you a seer or ‘Octopus Olu’? On Wednesday, you said Benin will hold SE to a 3-3 score. So, I’m taking this your ‘oracle’ with a pinch of salt. That said, Nigeria needs an outright win – no draw!

       
  • If the Oracle did not say so I wil not say it out. Thanks for the sacrifice. When dey Benin scored 1st. I am sure u wer surprised just as the Oracle said and it called for a wake up . If not for the penalty. The 2nd half would ve turned a big problem. Thank God. Today too oracle have talked. But it is a wake up call… don’t forget Madagascar vs Nigeria. Oracle says 2 0. Mistake goals…coach helped Madagascar by resting his best legs for the game.. Oracle wil take cows 10
    Sheep 4. Oil 6 50litres if Nigeria wins today. Flying to Egypt now.

     
  • Olu,be warn over there o,talk to the oracle bcos I dont want to hear anything shot of victory for d dream team….remember the gods are dead!

     
  • If the Dream team beat SA 3:0 and CIV beat Zam 1:0,
    Nig and CIV will qualify.
    And that is my wish.
    I wish Nig, Egypt and CIV to represent African .

     
  • Lord AMO 3 weeks ago

    After a decent start, we have resorted to rubbish football.  We are lucky not to be down as it is.  Just a lot of unintelligent play

     
  • Gbich 3 weeks ago

    Any link please? Help a fellow fan.

     
  • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

    Imamaaaaaaaaa……!!!

    I finally give up on you…!

     
  • Ara Nkita 3 weeks ago

    We are Out!

    Cote divoir beat Zambia and we played draw.
    Chai….. So painful!!

     
    • Naija out! Imama, how far? Oya, Pinnick renew his contract for 10 years more. Plus Aigbogun’s, Manu Garba’s and Danladi and Alloy Agu. These are your ‘world class’ coaches.

       
      • Ndubuisi 3 weeks ago

        Nothing to say than I weep for Nigeria football. I wasted my data watching this old men claiming U23. How did we get here? Only super eagles we can boast of. NFF thieves making money from this amateur coaches handling our youth teams. Didn’t want to bother myself whether they win or not but my biggest mistake is watching this match. Am really feeling bad.

         
        • Gbich 3 weeks ago

          Some begged for the link ro watch the match on this platform but you wouldn’t share, good for you, how i wish they chop twice your data. Bro no mind me ooo, no be you i dey vex with na transfer of aggression. One love Up Super Eagles! Dream team should keep dreaming.

           
      • Siasia still remain the best indigenous coach we have in this country. It is unfortunate some people wanted his misfortune. Siasia has never taken Nigeria to a continental or world championship and not perform excellent, Useless coach with the good quality of players we have in that team.

         
  • You crashed out of CHAN
    You crashed out of WAFU
    You crashed out of U23AFCON
    yet u called ur self a coach.
    shame on you IMAMA.

     
  • Some here will says SE and SS are the best, the team is full of SE and they could not qualify. Is it about region or management. Nonsense

     
    • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

      Hehehehehe…..We are waiting for the “….it is only SE & SS players that should dominate our national teams….” Bigots to come out now.

      At least Manu with his ‘APC team’ (as one of the called the u17s) got to the global stage.

       
  • This is what u get when some idiots starts crying for local coaches for our national team. This is the same man that won Nigeria leaque with Ranger o. Same way some are still crying now for the inclusion of home base in the super eagles team. Don’t know how we are like this? When we are doing well some people will start to bringing unnecessary things by asking for Amunike and some home base players in the main team. What used to pain me most is that those who clamours for this same coach are still going to be the one shouting loud by raising unnecessary abuse on the man. One collected bribe the assistant took over but not good enough. Hope we can learn a lesson from this and stop to be sentimental and bias in our reasoning.

     
  • After all the talks . All the warnings. Nija got what it wanted. Go and check how nigeria have qualified for previous Olympic football. 96 .2000 2008 even in 80s Moscow. National team players were involved. . But this time we got drunk because we thought we can qualify on plata of gold . It is Nigeria birthright. Since July I ve raised alarm. Turning to oracle because some guys don’t no theit job . All of dem do slot in for waec. Everything is left for politicIan and everything is political policy . Which team ve our u 23 status. All of dem in super eagles . Sorry boys even if u ve qualified u will not be in Tokyo . Maybe one or two or 3 of u. . Politicians in nff caused this.

     
    • Anyway oracle say draw 2 2 is a draw likewise 0 0 . And we will be praying in d last 5 mimutes for Zambia to score cote de voir. Next time I will ask only say draw.

       
  • Naija NEXT LEVEL.
    shame on SHAMELESS ZOO.
    What other excuse does amakapo or whatever is his name have?
    What other explanations doea Pikin have?
    Waisted opportunity for all our under 23 stars.
    That is why Eze will choose English under 21 to SE.

    Shame. Shame.

     
  • Gideon_s 3 weeks ago

    Yet! I didn’t sew any SE material in this team..

    I feel next year boring,
    football is only fun I have about Nigeria,
    Just wish Ghana won’t make it to Olympic, cos my Ghanian friends won’t let me hear word..here in Accra, my base.. no be there fault shaa..

    if Nigeria miss out on any competition, it pain’s me much, don’t know why I still keeping faith on them…

    Thunder way go fire any plan to sack coach rh, still dey do warm-up.

    SE is all I have

     
  • Ayodele 3 weeks ago

    Got wat we bargains for. I said it earlier that this imama is an indiscipline coach so can’t offer anything but failure. How on Earth did he retain that position after failure with CHAN eagles? Big question,no answer!!! The individualistic play of Nigeria players dis days is now becoming a big cancer eating up the world renowned naija never say die team spirit as most of our present players are more concerned Abt selling themselves than working for the success of the team.NNF too have there fault thus; God so did it dat the u23 competition falls in btw the FIFA window of two solid weeks but instead of drafting some really exciting and trully talented players like osimen,chikwuese,Joe aribo etc to help the team instead of them playing Benin, Lesotho who are far below qualities of Zambia, Ivory coast and South Africa in the group of u23 team.to be frank corruption as blocked off our good reasoning even showing the eagles match with Benin was a completely disgraceful telecast by NTA and AIT just bcoz DStv platform fall out with CAF.I think at this junction a state of emergency should be declared by federal govt over Nigeria seriously dwindling football fortune for football still stands as the only one powerful unifying factor and a very good releif medicine of an average Nigerian just as American football is to an average American and cricket to India,pakistan and Bangladesh. Nigeria govt do something ooo before this disgraceful outings get completely out of hand.