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U-23 AFCON Qualifier: Olympic Eagles Tackle Guinea In Ibadan March 22

U-23 AFCON Qualifier: Olympic Eagles Tackle Guinea In Ibadan March 22

Nigeria’s U-20 side, the Flying Eagles will press ahead with their objective of a second Olympic football gold medal when they host Guinea in an U23 Africa Cup of Nations final qualifying fixture, first leg at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan on Wednesday, 22nd March.

A penalty in each half, and at opposing sides, guaranteed a stalemate in the first leg of the second-round fixture against Tanzania at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam in October last year, before a textbook free-kick by Timilehin Ogunniyi and another penalty by captain Success Makanjuola in the return in Ibadan saw the Eagles sail to the final round.

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The clash with Guinea will determine, after both legs, which of Nigeria and Guinea will progress to the 4th Africa U23 Cup of Nations to be staged in Morocco later in the year.

Nigeria won the second edition of the Africa U23 Cup of Nations in Senegal in 2015, and then won the bronze medal at the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament in Brazil the following year.

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  • Coache 1 year ago

    With Yusuf as the coach, only a miracle will make them qualify for the olympics. Otherwise, he will just waste potential talents that we have at this level.Sobs!

  • Papafem 1 year ago

    Nigeria should present Bosso’s boys for this match. I don’t see this serial loser giving Nigeria an Olympic ticket

  • Please let the NFF board allow the team to resume for training in time like the underage teams (i.e Flying Eagles and the Golden Eaglets). The Guinean team has started training since last year. Let allow for early preparation of the team.

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