Lagos - Zambia’s U-23 side will likely be the Dream Team’s next opponents in the race to the 11th All-Africa Games following the withdrawal of Madagascar.
Siasia’s wards lashed the Gabonese 4-1 in Libreville on Saturday with the return leg set for Abuja on March 7.
The winner of the two-leg fixture is billed to play the winner between Zambia and Madagascar, but the Indian Ocean islanders withdrew from the race, handing an automatic final round ticket to the Zambians.
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The first leg of the final round fixture will take place in Nigeria only two weeks after the return leg with the Gabonese.
Also at the weekend, Burundi shocked DR Congo 1-0 in Kinshasa, Sudan edged hosts Ethiopia 2-1 in Dire Dawa and Uganda and Mozambique drew 0-0 in Maputo.
Zimbabwe, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso have also reached the final round of qualifiers following the withdrawals of Swaziland, Tunisia, Guinea Bissau and Libya.For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.