The Olympic team of Nigeria has proceeded to the next round of the Africa U23 Cup of Nations qualifying campaign, which will be held in Morocco in November 2023 to determine Africa’s flag bearers at the Men’s Football Tournament of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

Nigeria defeated Tanzania 2-0 at the Lekan Salami Stadium to progress 3-1 on aggregate after the first leg had ended 1-1 in Tanzania.

The game started on high note for the Olympic Eagles, with Success Makanjuola orchestrating a neat move in the eighth minute, before Tanzania Goalkeeper Aboutwaleeb Mshery denied him.

Meanwhile, Dream Team Goalkeeper Nathaniel Nwosu used his big frame to deny Mundhai Vuai in the 13th minute.

Ogunniyi Omojesu opened th account for the Dream team in the 60th minute after his free kick went to the top corner.

Moments later, the Dream team doubled their lead through an own goal from Tanzania goalkeeper Aboutwaleeb Mshery after his hand hit Success Makanjuola spot kick into the back of the net.

The first leg between Nigeria and Tanzania at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam ended in a 1-1 draw last weekend.

Captain Success Makanjuola gave Nigeria the lead in the 29th minute from the spot after Qudus Akanni was fouled in the hosts’ vital area.


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