January 31, 2023

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U-23 AFCON qualifier: Coach delighted with first leg consequence, plot Tanzania downfall 


Nigeria ’s U-23 Olympic Eagles coach, Salisu Yusuf has expressed satisfaction with the group’s 1-1 away draw in opposition to Tanzania, within the first leg second spherical qualifier for subsequent 12 months’s U-23 AFCON in Morocco.

Two penalties, one in every half noticed Saturday’s U-23 AFCON qualifying match between Nigeria and Tanzania in Dar es Salaam finish in a 1-1 draw.

Captain Success Makanjuola netted for Nigeria within the twenty ninth minute, after Qudus Akanni was fouled within the hosts’ important space.

Tanzania restored parity additionally from the penalty spot within the 74th minute.

Reacting to the end result of the sport, Yusuf instructed NFF TV:“It was a tough sport as a result of they (Tanzania) had been already in match scenario. We may have received the sport however we didn’t take our two probabilities however we thank God for the draw. Our plan for the following sport is to win them and transfer to the following spherical.

Yusuf added:“We’ll proceed to work with the group, they’re enhancing as a group and I imagine they’ll play higher in Nigeria.”

The group will return to Nigeria to begin preparation for the second leg billed for the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan on Saturday subsequent week.

And the winner on mixture will proceed to the third and last spherical of the qualifiers.

The 2023 U-23 AFCON to be held in Morocco in November will decide Africa’s representatives on the males’s soccer Event of the 2024 Olympic Video games in Paris.

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