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U-23 AFCON Qualifier: Nigeria To Face Tanzania In Ibadan Today

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The Nigeria U23 National Men Football Team will at this time face Tanzania within the second leg of U23 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier on the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba in Ibadan.

Recall, the primary leg of the encounter on the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam ended 1-1.

The Africa U23 Cup of Nations to be held in Morocco in November 2023, will decide Africa’s flag bearers on the Men’s Football Tournament of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

While Tanzania has by no means participated within the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations since its inception in 2011, Nigeria have performed in all three earlier editions of the match and even gained the match in 2015, defeating Algeria 2-1 to be topped champions in Senegal.

Nigeria was drawn bye for the primary qualification spherical whereas their second-round opponents started the journey from the off in opposition to South Sudan in September.

In the primary leg of the Nigeria-Tanzania conflict, captain Success Makanjuola scored from the spot within the twenty eighth minute of the encounter after Remo Stars’ Akanni Qudus was fouled within the Tanzania 18-yard field to offer Nigeria a 1-0 halftime lead.

Relentless Tanzania had their two photographs on objective strike the put up within the area of 4 minutes.

There was no objective once more within the match till the 77th minute of the sport when the Tanzanians had been awarded a penalty which they scored to cancel out Nigeria’s lead as the sport ended one objective apiece.

Coach Salisu Yusuf believes his group is prepared for a convincing victory when the whistle blows for kick-off at 4PM on Saturday.

He stated: “We went to Tanzania to win, but it was just not possible. The boys really worked hard and I must commend them for their efforts. However, we have been working hard on our weak points and believe we will get the job done on Saturday(Today).”

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