Nigeria Qualify For African U.23 Championship

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The Dream Team VI held their own to deny the hosts from scoring as they picked a precious ticket to Senegal for the qualifiers of Rio 2016 Olympic Games football event

Nigeria qualified for the African U23 Championship in Senegal after holding Congo to a goalless draw on Sunday, winning 2-1 on aggregate.

The Dream Team VI held their ground in Pointe Noire against the Junior Red Devils who needed only a goal to sail through.

But Samson Siasia’s boys denied the hosts who were led by veteran Claude Leroy and ran away without conceding a goal.

They will now join the other teams that have qualified in the eight-team tournament that will take place in December in order to find Africa’s three representatives at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Algeria, Egypt, South Africa, Tunisia and Zambia had already qualified to join hosts Senegal before Sunday and Nigeria joined while the winner was being awaited between Mali and Gabon as at press time.

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