U23 AFCON Q: Olympic Eagles battle Guinea in Ibadan on March 22
1996 champions Nigeria will press forward with their goal of a second Olympic soccer gold medal after they host Guinea in an U23 Africa Cup of Nations ultimate qualifying fixture, first leg on the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan on Wednesday, twenty second March.
A penalty in every half, and at opposing sides, assured a stalemate within the first leg of the second-round fixture in opposition to Tanzania on the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam in October final 12 months, earlier than a textbook free-kick by Timilehin Ogunniyi and one other penalty by captain Success Makanjuola within the return in Ibadan noticed the Eagles sail to the ultimate spherical.
The conflict with Guinea will decide, after each legs, which of Nigeria and Guinea will progress to the 4th Africa U23 Cup of Nations to be staged in Morocco later within the 12 months.
Nigeria received the second version of the Africa U23 Cup of Nations in Senegal in 2015, after which received the bronze medal on the Males’s Olympic Soccer Event in Brazil the next 12 months.