Lagos - The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have
confirmed the qualification of Nigeria to the 2015 African Youth Championship (AYC)
On Saturday, the Flying Eagles walked over Lesotho in a
final qualifying match in Kaduna.
Lesotho apparently stayed away from the match after they had
expressed concerns over the outbreak of the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease in
“We have finally receive a letter from CAF informing us that
we have qualified for the African Youth Championship next year in Senegal after
Lesotho failed to turn up on Saturday,” Flying Eagles secretary Aliyu Auwal
“As a result of this decision, the team have been decamped
on Monday and will resume in line with the coach’s build-up programme for
Senegal 2015.”Hosts Senegal and Nigeria have thus qualified
for the eight-team tournament, while six other countries will book their
passage in a fortnight after first leg qualifiers were staged at the weekend.
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