Olympic Eagles intensify training in Asaba

September 9th, 2019

Nigeria’s U23 boys have started intensive training sessions in the city of Asaba, Delta State ahead of Tuesday’s make-or-break Africa U23 Cup of Nations final qualifying clash against Sudan.

Thursday’s first leg encounter at the Al Merriekh Stadium in Omdurman ended 1-0 in favour of the Sudanese, whose contingent flew into Abuja yesterday afternoon, on their way to Asaba.

The Imama Amapakabo lads had their first feel of the Stephen Keshi Stadium on yesterday morning, and were scheduled to train again in evening and this evening.

Cup holders Nigeria have now welcomed to camp midfield dynamo, Kelechi Nwakali, who missed Thursday’s opening leg, and Amapakabo is happy to have the former U17 World Cup winning captain strengthen his squad for Tuesday’s battle.

Nigeria, who overturned a two goal deficit against Libya in the earlier round, winning 4-0 at the same venue, are confident of erasing the one goal deficit from Omdurman and soaring over Sudan to the 3rd Africa U23 Cup of Nations holding in Egypt, 8th – 22nd November.

The two finalists in Egypt will fly Africa’s flag at the Men’s Football Tournament of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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