U23 AFCON: Olympic Eagles land Tanzania for tricky test


The Nigeria Olympic Eagles have arrived Dar es Salaam Tanzania for the first leg of the 2023 Africa U23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Tanzania.

Nigeria’s U23 Eagles camped in Ibadan and played a number of friendly games in preparation for this encounter and coach Salisu Yusuf along with a contingent of 18 players and 5 officials, travelled out on Thursday night.

The first leg of the qualifier will hold, Saturday, at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium, where Nigeria will be hoping to get away with a favourable result especially after the Chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) task force on youth competitions, Aminu Balele Kurfi revealed that the boys will be rewarded with $20,000 if they pick a win.

The return fixture will be on Saturday, 29 October at the Lekan Salami Stadium in Ibadan and the winner of the encounter will progress to the next qualifying round.


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