Lagos - The national men’s under-23 team's qualification for
the football event of the 11th All Africa Games will see them slug it out with
Egypt, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Sudan and host Congo-Brazzaville
for the gold medal at the Africa sports fiesta this September, Supersport
Coach Samson Siasia and his wards were able to see off a
spirited Zambian under-23 side 2-1 on aggregate after a hard earned 2-1 away
win at the National Heroes Stadium last weekend.
Nigeria and Zambia drew 0-0 in the first leg at the National
Stadium Abuja, but were able to turn the tables in Lusaka through a brace by
Taiwo Awoniyi to book their passage to the event.
Also read: Awoniyi stars as Nigerian 'Dream Team' win
The Dream Team make a return to the All Africa Games after
recent failure to qualify for the last event in Algiers in 2011.
The Falcons, who have also qualified for the event after
hammering Mali 8-0 at the National Stadium, Abuja for a 9-1 aggregate win will
have their hands full against Cameroun, Tanzania, South Africa, Cameroun,
Ghana, Ivory Coast and Guinea Bissau.
Dream Team opponents:
Egypt, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Sudan, Ghana, Senegal,
Tanzania, Egypt, South Africa, Ivory Coast, Cameroun, Ghana.
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