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Peter Onyekachi confident Dream Team will qualify for U23 Championship

21 July 2015, 10:03

Abuja - Enyimba's Peter Onyekachi has refused to write off the chances of the Dream Team qualifying for the African Under 23 Championship despite their  slender 2 - 1 win against Congo in the first leg played in Port Harcourt on Sunday.

Ahead of the trip to Pointe Noire, the attacker is brimming with confidence, stating that the Nigeria U23s can pull off a victory just as was the case when they tackled Tunisia, Gabon and Zambia away from home.

''We played very well against Congo, it's just that we were unlucky not to score many goals,'' Peter Onyekachi told news24.com.

''At home the pressure is always high more than in an away game. We believe we will be calm and win when we face them in two weeks time.

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''I am sure we will qualify. If we go back to training we will concentrate on our lapses. We must get the ticket to Brazil.''

Onyekachi has nothing but praise for the fans that witnessed the game at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium as they kept supporting the team even  when the Congolese pulled a goal back.

''The Port Harcourt fans were supportive like never before. We got more support from them than the games we played in Abuja,

'When they scored against us, they were supporting us. They told us we did  well and will qualify for the tournament,'' he concluded.

In four away games since the start of this year, including friendlies against Tunisia, the Nigeria U23s have scored 12 goals and conceded 7 times, winning three of the matches in the process.



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