By James Agberebi:
Nigeria U-23s have qualified for the semi-final of the CAF U-23 Cup of Nations after playing a 0-0 draw against Algeria on Saturday.
The U-23 Eagles went into the game needing at least get a draw to guarantee passage into the last four.
But even a defeat would have seen them through as Mali beat Egypt 1-0 in the group’s other match.
With the draw, the U-23 Eagles finished second in the group and will face Senegal in the semi-final, while Algeria will face South Africa.
Three teams are expected to qualify automatically for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
Meanwhile, the team that finish fourth will take on a team from Asia in a play-off.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.