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Dream Team, Super Falcons know foes

14 April 2015, 15:16

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 reports.

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, Congo-Brazaville.

Falcons opponents:

Tanzania, Egypt, South Africa, Ivory Coast, Cameroun, Ghana.

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