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VIA Football Academy Thrash U-23 Eagles 3-0 In Friendly Game

VIA Football Academy Thrash U-23 Eagles 3-0 In Friendly Game

Nigeria’s U-23 Eagles lost 3-0 to VIA Football Academy in a friendly game played inside the Lekan Salami stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan
on Thursday.

The game was part of preparations for the Salisu Yusuf-led side ahead of their 2023 U-23 AFCON second round qualifier against Tanzania.

The first leg will see Tanzania host the U-23 Eagles on Saturday, 22 October while the reverse fixture comes up on Saturday, 29 October, 2022.

To get to the second round Tanzania edged South Sudan on away goals. After playing a goalless draw at home, Tanzania held South Sudan to a 3-3 draw away to advance.

On their part the U-23 Eagles had a bye into the second round of the qualifiers.

The 2023 Africa U-23 AFCON is the fourth edition which will take place in Morocco in June next year.

Same as previous editions, the tournament will served as African qualifying for the Olympic football tournament, with the top three teams of the tournament qualifying for the 2024 Summer Olympic men’s football tournament in Paris.

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  • MONKEY POST 2 years ago

    LMFAO!I just dey LAFF for all the FOOTBALL ACTIVITIES for this COUNTRY.LMFAO.Una better go APOLOGIES to GENERAL ROAH ooo


  • Footballfanatic 2 years ago

    I WON’T BE SURPRISED if we miss Paris 2024……Nothing new under the sun with Nigerian football these days lol

  • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

    Blood of god….!

    Even academies now whoop our national teams…?

    • Ignatius Abo 2 years ago

      Oga a beg rest. It only shows that this under 23 are truly young. Is it not better to lose now and correct their mistakes later? Mark my words, this team is winning the Olympics.

      • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

        Yea…it is better for the next national team to the SE to lose 3-0 to Academy kids. The academy players must be in their mid 30s since your U23s are “truly” young…..LMAOooo

        Shior….not surprised one bit.

        Good luck to them correcting their mistakes. Hopefully by the time they are done doing that, they will at least not lose by a 3 goal margin to U18s from academies.

    • Olujjjj 2 years ago

      Dey have to play the second leg . Let see the game on tv .. probably the academy club shud go play Tanzania.if dey wil again

  • Please, the time for preparations was too short. I see disaster in waiting. It would have been better to prosecute the tanzania match and the qualifiers with our U20 boys, whom i know will deliver good results and after the u20 world cup, move to the u23. Ignatius it takes a good coach to qualify for olympic games, not to talk of winning. Will incompetent yusuf deliver?. Eguaveon have failed in this assignment in the past(2012 qualifiers).

    • okponku 2 years ago

      Come @Eric! Na so you wicked reach, so you want to close the Bribe Shop for Oga Salisu? Bet u make good sense sha.

  • Larry 2 years ago

    Definitely, the faults should go to the monsters and jerks in nff for the fire-brigade approach.
    No doubt the coaching crew are up to the tasks ahead. Banking on Salidu to make necessary corrections and maybe beef up the team with impressive players from the opposing team.

  • Chima E Samuels 2 years ago

    It’s time to go on break from Nigeria football. Enough of this crazy news left and right. Tipping the U17 girls to bounce back but the coach must wake up and be matured in his dealings. 

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