The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports activities Improvement has secured a tenting base for the U23 males nationwide workforce, in any other case referred to as Olympic Eagles, forward of the workforce’s Africa U23 Cup of Nations qualifying fixture in opposition to their Tanzanian counterparts this month.
Tenting and prosecution of qualifying campaigns and tournaments of the U23 women and men groups for the Olympic Video games and the African Video games fall throughout the ambit of the Youth and Sports activities Improvement Ministry, however President of NFF, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau, on Friday recommended the Ministry for securing the camp as it’s going to assist the preparation of the Olympic Eagles for his or her qualifying marketing campaign.
Tanzania will host the primary leg of the fixture within the weekend of twenty first – twenty third October, with the return leg due in Nigeria on Saturday, twenty ninth October. The NFF has already scheduled the return leg for the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan.
Head Coach Salisu Yusuf has invited 32 gamers who will resume tenting within the Oyo State capital this weekend.
Nigeria gained the Africa U23 Cup of Nations in Senegal in 2015, after which went forward to win the bronze medal on the Olympic Males’s Soccer Match in Brazil the next yr. Nevertheless, the category of 2019 failed to succeed in the knockout rounds in Egypt and thus couldn’t earn a slot on the Olympics in Tokyo final yr.
Nigeria gained gold on the Olympic Males’s Soccer Match in Atlanta, USA in 1996 and adopted up with silver in Beijing, China 12 years later.